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Ring Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: jared toettcher on Sep 5, 2002
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Most of the routes at split rock are pretty easy, ...


Ring Mountain is a scenic collection of boulders in the Marin Headlands. The boulders range from about 20-50', offering a variety of bouldering and toprope climbing on some really interesting rock.No useful bolts or anchors are present on the rocks. Bring long slings (~40') and nuts to take care of your anchor needs.The rock is friendly on the hands; it's good for sticking small holds. Feet tend to be a bit more slippery.Access is free and the area is open from sunrise to sunset.

Getting There 

To get there, exit at Paradise Dr from the 101 freeway a few exits south from where it meets the 580. Turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp, travel one block where Paradise branches off to the right. Follow Paradise Dr. east for about 2 miles.Turn right onto Taylor Rd, and follow it until it ends. A trail leads uphill; follow it to approach Split Rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ring Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ring Mountain:
Turtle Rock Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Turtle Rock
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Harmony V2 5+  CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Turtle Rock
Begin at the South Eastern extreme of Turtle. There is a flake that juts out and points towards Angel Island at the base. There are two small moons right next to each other right above this flake. Use these moons as the starting hand holds, and use the flake as the starting foot hold. Start traversing counterclockwise (the next move should be to a downwards horn underneath an outcropping out the rock. Traverse until you come to a cavity in the rock. This should be at the other side of the out...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Dustin Glasner
From: Berkeley, CA
Sep 11, 2015
I just wanted to let people know that the Cal Climbing club will be leading a trip to Split and Turtle Rocks tomorrow (Saturday, September 12, 2015) for beginner climbers. We will do our very best to minimize impact and be as little of a distraction as possible for other climbers enjoying the area. I apologize for any inconvenience!
By Anonymous Coward
Jan 4, 2004
Note that the directions above are if you are coming from the north on 101. From the south turn right at the end of the exit ramp and then follow the directions above. At the parking lot there are two paved paths leading into the hills. Walking uphill and to the left will bring you to split rock. Walking uphill and to the right will bring you to turtle rock.

The rock at Turtle Rock is schist and reminds a little of Rumney, NH.
By Evan Riley
From: San Francisco, CA
May 25, 2013
After you get done climbing out here be sure to hit up Lucinda's for some killer cheap healthy Mexican food. The tamales and the carnitas are to die for.

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