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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.
Walk north up the beach for 75 yards. Look right.
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Karen Rock Traverse V3+ 6a+ Boulder, 70'
Karen Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Standard Route 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a TR, 60'
Unknown 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 60'
Urchin 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b TR, 60'
Lizard Head 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b TR, 40'
Assembly Line 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c TR, Chipped, 60'
Center Face 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c TR, 30'
Sky Hook 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c TR, 25'
Dream Theme 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a TR, 1 pitch, 55'
Nightmare 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a TR, 60'
Hoblet Roof 5.13 8a 29 X- E7 6c TR, 1 pitch, 35'
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Nightmare 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 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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