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Standard Route TR 
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Urchin TR 
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Karen Rock  


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Submitted By: Rick Shull on Nov 2, 2006
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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',1],['3 Stars',11],['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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Making the reach to the "urchin" is the ...

Urchin 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Redwood Coast : ... : Karen Rock
Urchin follows the Standard Route until it exits left into the chimney. At the top of the upper dihedral continue straight up ever steepening finger buckets until the surprise move to the "urchin". Find the two finger pocket with your left hand and mantel onto the slab....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Climber on Urchin (5.10c), Karen Rock
Climber on Urchin (5.10c), Karen Rock
from the fossil cave
from the fossil cave
Rainy Day, 1987.
Rainy Day, 1987.
Fun in the sun on a December Saturday.
Fun in the sun on a December Saturday.
Another karen rock picture.....
Another karen rock picture.....
from the fossil cave
from the fossil cave

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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.
By CrimperE6
From: ca
Nov 9, 2014
pretty average climbing, guidebooks make out there is way more lines, but only really 4 or so, rest are eliminate. Karen crack a fun lead. Can be foggy oh and watch for dog shit...
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