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North Rocks

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Green Stone Traverse 
Launch Toast S 
No Time aka North Crack T 
Pyramid Rock South Face TR 
Sticked Wiffy TR 
Tea Time T 
Thank You Thighmaster S 
Triangles, The 

North Rocks  

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Submitted By: Rick Shull on Nov 2, 2006
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TR up crack and right face. Obscure Gully.


The North Rocks are several craglets clustered at the north end of the beach. The contain trad, sport, topropes and boulders. Cool! Good even when the winter surf is high.

Getting There 

Walk up the beach to the north for a couple hundred yards. Look right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Rocks:
The Triangles   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 10'   
Pyramid Rock South Face   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
No Time aka North Crack   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Launch Toast   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Sticked Wiffy   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     TR, 30'   
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Launch Toast climbs the prominent left arete of the North Rocks.

Launch Toast 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CA : Redwood Coast : ... : North Rocks
Launch Toast is the prominent arete on the left of the same formation as North Crack. It starts slightly to the right, then moves left to the arete. Moving from the start to the arete is the first crux. Although the climb can be done by staying on the right side of the arete, most climbers stay on the left side until about ten feet below the anchors and then step back around right for the 2nd crux and sustained crimps to the anchor. Also, try toproping the direct start on the arete for a bonus....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Joe topping out the south Triangle boulder in low sand conditions.
Joe topping out the south Triangle boulder in low ...
The North Rocks at Moonstone Beach. Launch Toast and No Time are on the main formation, while Pyramid Rock is on the right.
BETA PHOTO: The North Rocks at Moonstone Beach. Launch Toast a...
Traversed in from the gully to set bolts for TR of Obscure Gully
Traversed in from the gully to set bolts for TR of...

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