One of the many high-quality North Berkeley rocks. Climbs range from 15 to 30 feet and are usually top roped. Due to the humid climate, moss is an issue here, and can obstruct usable holds.
Exit 80 and head east from the Buchanan St / Albany exit. go 3 blocks, and take the soft right onto Marin ave. Follow the road up the hill to the traffic circle. Go around the circle and stay on Marin, which will be the fourth turn. Take a right on Hildale, then a left on Poppy Lane. Remillard park will be on the right.
This is the crack located on the rightside of the rear rock, which is described as the south formation. Climb up and traverse left, using good feet on the slabby face. ...[more]Browse More Classics in CA
Great for beginners, easy top rope setup. Surprising number of routes, climbed Friday 5/17 after Cragmont next door got too crowded, and were the only ones there other than some boulderers.
Free solo with a spotter on the 5.2 to get up and set up an achor, you need slings as one anchor point is just a pipe, and the other is a standard bolt. The anchor points are also placed significantly back from the edge, so you'll want to run slings to set up your quad or whatever at the edge to prevent rope drag and damage to the rock.
We climbed a 5.7, 5.9, and 5.10 from the same anchor, was a blast. Ended up forgetting our quad/carabiners/slings up top, came back Saturday 5/18 in the evening and they were gone. If you got them, get ahold of me and I'll slip you a $20.
Don't forget to walk around the back for some nice bouldering!