Located right next to the San Francisco Bay, Coyote Hills is a hidden gem in the East Bay.
The climate is typical of the Bay Area, mostly mild,although it can get rather windy.
The park will range from empty on weekdays, to fairly crowded on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
All of the climbing spots are secluded, with very little amounts of shade.
This is not a climbing mecca, so chances are that you'll have the area to yourself.
The rock is metamorphic, and very solid. It is highly unlikely that any hold will break.
In some locations, the rock is sharp, so watch your hands.
This is mainly an easy climbing area, it can be used for low toproping of 5.10 or less, or it could be used for highball bouldering of widely ranging grades.
There is some hard stuff that you could do here.
Coyote Hills is at the west end of Patterson Ranch Road/Commerce Drive in Fremont. From I-880, take Highway 84 west, exit at Paseo Padre Parkway, turn right, and drive north about one mile. Turn left on Patterson Ranch Road. This is the park's entrance road and will take you to the picnic areas and visitor center. Parking fees may apply.
Starts at eye level, right above the small potato rock.2 handhold, a crimp for the left hand, and a great pinch for the rightThe crux is moving up to the 2nd set of holds, where the left hand has to use a really small crimp. Once past that, the route is easy fun climbing.Great view of the bay from the top....[more]Browse More Classics in CA