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Karen Rock

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Karen Rock  


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Description 

The tallest formation at Moonstone Beach is Karen Rock. Numerous 60 foot topropes, variations, and a couple trad excursions can be found here. It faces west collecting the afternoon sun and is often strung with ropes on a nice day.

Getting There 

Walk north up the beach for 75 yards. Look right.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Karen Rock:
Karen Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Unknown   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   
Standard Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 60'   
Urchin   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     TR, 60'   
Lizard Head   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     TR, 40'   
Assembly Line   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     TR, Chipped, 60'   
Dream Theme   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR, 1 pitch, 55'   
Nightmare   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     TR, 60'   
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Reaching through the blocky bulge on Nightmare, 12a.

Nightmare 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CA : Redwood Coast : ... : Karen Rock
Nightmare begins by climbing the first half of Dream Theme. Where Dream Theme traverses right, after the large hueco, continue up and left through a blocky bulge to a horn of lighter colored rock. Make a difficult cross through to a series of large but sloping holds, make a couple of moves on these and then continue straight up to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Climber on Urchin (5.10c), Karen Rock
Climber on Urchin (5.10c), Karen Rock
Fun in the sun on a December Saturday.
Fun in the sun on a December Saturday.
Rainy Day, 1987.
Rainy Day, 1987.

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By Sam Prentice
Sep 27, 2007
Walk up sandy trail. Set up TR. Climb solid conglomerate to see foggy redwoods and meandering estuary, or belay from sand as sun sets.

Heaven on earth, either way.