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Location: 37.88044, -121.98579 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Salamanizer on Jan 29, 2013
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Description 

The Pagoda is the western face of two rocks (the other being "The Rock of Ages" to the east) with a narrow alley between them. From the west the Pagoda can be noticed as having a very large face that is about 80' at the leftmost side and spans to a length of about 150' on it's right side. There are four routes on the Pagoda last I was there one of which is an aid route up the shortest side of the rock at the top of the alley between it and Rock of Ages. The other routes are on the western face ranging from 5.7 - 5.10.


Getting There 

The best way to approach The Pagoda is from the stage road in Pine Canyon. There is a wash that leads directly up to it and is relatively easy to spot from the road. The other way to reach the Pagoda is from the state park road and walk down to it from the Pine Canyon ridge line. If climbing on Castle Rock, there is a diagonal trail with mixed bush whacking to arrive at the Pagoda as well.


Climbing Season


4 Total Routes


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['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['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 Pagoda Rock:
The Pillar   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Dry December   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
Blue Zenith   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
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View down Blue Zenith from the anchors at the to of Dry December -Looking down the runout 4th class ridge

Blue Zenith 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : San Francisco Bay : ... : Pagoda Rock
This fun steep face can be found on the Pagoda's west face starting at the hills highest point. Just up from the Pillar route. Dicey moves start the climbing out and mellow in the mid section finishing with some excellent rock to the left summit of the Pagoda. A walk off is made fairly easily to the east via a cave system into the Bay Trees to the gully between Rock of Ages and the Pagoda. Enjoy!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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