A secluded nook of riparian beauty, varied climbing, and esoteric character. Has some of the longer lines in town (not lying), and some of the hardest as well. The style of climbing ranges from 5.7 slab-fests, to 5.13 crimp test-pieces, with a growing selection of 5.9 and 5.10 moderates. The crag still needs a lot of work, and I'm currently preparing some quality topos for the area, so consider this MP post a primer.
Park at Rattlesnake Canyon Trailhead, hike up the trail about 25-30 minutes. After the second big stream crossing, walk about fifty feet and look up the hill to your right. The steep overhang with a couple of fixed draws? That's it.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Renaissance Crag (AKA Rattlesnake Canyon Crag):
Sword In The Stone 5.10a Sport, 80 feet
Bring Out Your Dead 5.10a/b Trad, 40 feet
Trebuchet 5.13a Sport, 35 feet
Renaissance Man 5.13b/c Sport, 40 feet
Featured Route For Renaissance Crag (AKA Rattlesnake Canyon Crag)
Sword In The Stone 5.10a CA : Central Coast : ... : Renaissance Crag (AKA Rattl...
I love this route. It provides stacks of beautiful hand and foot movements, good rock, and elegant positioning. The crux comes low, and the last 15 meters pack consistent and engaging 5.9 climbing. Enjoy!Historical issues:It should be noted that this part of the Renaissance Crag shows signs of past climbing attention. I found an extremely sketchy 1/4" thick bolt that was drilled only 1/4" in to the sandstone patina. It took about 2 or 3 turns with my fingers to remove it. I have no idea when or ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA