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Kara on top of Cal Cliff


An offwidth, some face climbing and a few cool roofs make up the mixed sport/trad climbing of California Ridge. Possible to toprope routes as well. Off the beaten path and in the Western Addition area of Castle Rock State Park.

Routes are maybe 50' or so. Cool views of the ocean and Monterey Bay.

Getting There 

Same as Aron's description to get to Chew Tooth (thanks Aron):

Approach Time: 15 - 25 minutes.

From the parking lot:Head downhill on the Saratoga Gap trail about 1/4 of a mile,until the first left turn, which indicated with a sign that it'stowards Catle Rock (0.3 miles).

Head up this trail until you see a signpost stating "trail ahead "though there is also a smaller trail that leads right anddownhill. You should take the downhill trail. This will shortly run you into a narrow dirt road which will have several branchings off of it. The one straigt ahead is the one your want to take.

This will quickly split into 2 trails, which you want to take the right one. After a very short while, you will see the top of the Chew Tooth on your left 10 feet left of the trail.

Now that you're at Chew tooth, resist the urge to take the right fork of the trail but instead follow the trail straight and in a minute or so you will see the top of California Ridge ahead. It is on the right side of the trail as it makes a sharp left turn. You can set up a toprope or follow the trail around to the left of the formation

7 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for California Ridge:
Case Dismissed   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 50'   
Mullah   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Access Denied   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, TR, 50'   
California Five-Eleven A   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, TR, 30'   
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Kara prepares to climb

Band Aids On Road Rash 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  CA : SF Bay Area : ... : California Ridge
Easy warmup to California Ridge. This 5.7 is at the right side of the formation and wanders up and slightly left to a pair of OLD bolts at the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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