Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Back Rock

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Hard On 
Hard Right 
Hard Up 

Back Rock Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 38.42917, -123.11575 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 1,149
Administrators: Aron Quiter, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Feb 24, 2003
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


There are several good bouldering routes that head up the second largest rock in the Sunset Boulders, but there are not too many routes that climb to the peak, due primarily to the simplicity and lack of steepness. There are many routes to the top of this rock, though don't expect to find any bolts on the top! There is one bolt about 2/3 of the way up this route that is used to help protect some of the highball bouldering problems that sit below it.

One side of this rock will always be in the shade, while most of the others will be in the sun.

There's also an excellent resting / picnic point on the west face.

Getting There 

Approach time: 5 minutes.

From the turnoff into Gaot Rock State Park, drive ~ 1/4 mile to a large pullout on the left. There are several of these pullouts, and almost all will get you to the rocks. If the road goes up the hill and bends to the right, you've gone a little too far, and should turn around.

From the parking pullout, hike downhill into the meadow, where the rocks are a can't miss.

This is the second highest rock set further back from the ocean than the main rock.

Climbing Season

For the Goat Rock Beach area.

Weather station 7.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Back Rock

Hard On V5 6C  CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Back Rock
Traverse west face -usually done from right to left.Staying low is Hard On Direct V10....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Comments on Back Rock Add Comment
Show which comments
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
4 days ago
I thought this was called the Hard Boulder.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!