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Split Rock

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Just Inside the Crack-Left TR 
Just Inside the Right Arete TR 
North Face TR 
North Face Arete  TR 
North Face Crack Left T,TR 
North Face Crack Right T,TR 
Right Crack Mouth Arete TR 
Split Backside TR 
Split Backside Right Variation TR 
Western Side in Split - Right Side TR 
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Split Rock  


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Location: 37.91172, -122.48515 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: jared toettcher on Sep 5, 2002
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Description 

Split Rock is an area comprised of two ~50' boulders split down the middle by a 3-6' wide chimney. The outer parts of each boulder offer some easy toprope climbing and fun bouldering, while the chimney area offers about 10 toprope climbs.The rock is that interesting mixture that makes up all the climbing at Ring Mountain; it's easy to crimp and hold with the hands, but can be slippery on the feet.

Getting There 

From the end of Taylor Rd, take the trail that runs due west (not through the gate) for about 50 yards. You can't miss it.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['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]


Featured Route For Split Rock
Right side crack 5.7

North Face Crack Right 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : San Francisco Bay : ... : Split Rock
Solid crack that slowly fades away to a slabby finish. Seems pretty easy until the crack and your pro disappear. Belay from the other side of the split. If your setting up a top rope be sure to climb the variation to the left and right side of the crack....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Closer view of outside of split.
BETA PHOTO: Closer view of outside of split.
Topo of Split Rock's north face
BETA PHOTO: Topo of Split Rock's north face

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By Brian Quiter
From: Oakland, CA
Sep 6, 2002
Jared forgot to mention that the climbing within the split is ALL completely contrived. Every portion of the wall could easily be climbed by chimneying, but that would just be too easy! The chimney is only 2 to 3 feet wide, and sometimes it will interfere with flagging a foot or something, but it also makes soloing the climbs much safer, because you can always just stick a foot behind you to catch your fall.
By bradley white
From: Plymouth
Feb 11, 2014
Hi locals, I climbed here several times from 1989-93 with and without a rope. Hardest thing I climbed was probably 5.9 inside the crack east side and contrived. Did all the popular moderates on its north face.