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By Yair Horowitz
Dec 12, 2011
It's too bad that there isn't more info out there on this crag. Here's some of what you need to know:
1 - There's an unfortunate amount of graffiti and trash on the rock
2 - Top rope access is to the left of the rock as you approach from the parking area, before you actually start to go around the monolith
3 - Technically there are sport climbs here, but I wouldn't trust ANY of the bolts if someone paid me
4 - The bolting at the top is really weird. Some super-solid bolts, some spinners, some small rusty bits, and most routes only have a single bolt. I backed everything up, although it was difficult to back up certain routes. (The routes with a single bolt have 3/4" x 6" construction eye bolts, but still... one bolt doesn't do it for me.)
5 - Cool caves. Check them out.
By Arthur E
From: Madison, WI
Dec 21, 2011
Thanks for adding this, Yair! This is a great little spot with some fun and challenging climbs. Great description, the only things I would add:
1). If you're feeling nice bring along a trash bag and pick up some trash while you're there.
2). I wouldn't even list Sport as a possibility here. All the bolts are super rusted and some are hanging half way out of their holes!
3). Park is at the intersection of Sylvan Way and Handley Trail, for those using Google Maps.
By Pierson Bourquin
From: San Francisco, California
Nov 13, 2013
I would offer Handley Rock is a diamond in the rough. It needs to be picked up, for sure!! But, I enjoyed the crack climb to the left of the cave on the South side and the face climb to the right of the cave also.
I understand SheClimbs Bay Area is doing a clean up this Saturday 11/16/13. Way to go SheClimbs!!!