Route starts up huecos left of prow, then up finger crack with chimney finish. Classic Moonstone lead. Karen rock also has many toprope variations and a good traverse along the base.
Karen rock is the largest formation at Moonstone beach. Karen crack is obvious line left of the prow. Walk off.
Medium cams in pockets at start, finger size cams/nuts, run out the short chimney. Bolt anchor, bring long slings for toproping.
Mike Constantine starting Karen Crack.
|By DJ Reyes|
From: Northern Nevada
Jul 10, 2010
Led this route July 7th 2010 on a beautiful day. Got to the top and belayed up a couple of friends just as the sun set. I don't know of a more serene setting for rock climbing.
|By Tom Fralich|
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 6, 2011
Four stars for setting and fun juggy climbing. A good lead if passing through the area.
|By Floyd Hayes|
Jul 30, 2013
Steep and challenging but well protected for a 5.8 lead. Fabulous!
|By Benjamin F|
From: Arcata, CA
Aug 12, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
i just want to recommend that anyone leading on karen should do so with caution. the rock is fairly soft.
sew it up generously and/or don't plan on whipping on it.