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Chew Tooth Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.2269, -122.0996 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jul 5, 2003


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This shady rock sits atop the decent into the Underworld and its related rocks.

While quite small in height, approximately 30 feet, this rock offers a few challenging routes, and also a few warmups.

All routes off the Chew Tooth can be lowered off.

Getting There 

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.

To access the top anchors, climb up, and there are the bolts. Tog et to the bottom, walk around either side, though the right approach is a little bit less loose.

Continuing on down the path pase the chew tooth will bring you into the Western Addition, and rocks like the Mud Wall, California Ridge, Henry and Otis, and the Underworld.

Climbing Season

For the Castle Rock Area area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Chew Tooth

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chew Tooth:
Hand Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Uncle Fred's Vacation Plan   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 20'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Left Route, Chew Tooth.

Left Route 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Chew Tooth
This aptly named route climbs the left side of the Chew Tooth formation.The route begins with a sequence of excellent, technical moves up to a strange but solid clipping stance for the second bolt (5.10-). From here, finesse through the fun, boulder problem-like crux that finishes with a tough mantle move (note: some useful holds may be obstructed by moss). Clip the third bolt and follow the easy but mossy ramp to the anchors.The route is very fun but is quite short and the mossy topout detracts...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Daniel Ws
From: Fountain valley
Sep 13, 2014
Awesome climb...... love the crux move

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