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Location: 37.2339, -122.1233 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian Snider on Dec 29, 2011
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Description 

This is a well featured slab of sandstone hidden just off the Ridge Trail about a 100 yards west of Goat Rock. There is a few top rope climbs ranging from 5.8 to 5.10. Judging by the amount of sand and moss on this rock it doesn't seem to get a lot of traffic. This would be a great area for a cool day as it gets lots of sun. The base of the climbs are a little treacherous so it might not be good for groups.


Getting There 

From the CRSP parking lot take the ridge trail towards Goat Rock. About 100 yards before you get to GR there is a few large formations up above the trail hidden in the trees. This one is just before Billy Goat Rock and only 30 feet off the trail, but may still be hard to see. Scramble through the brush to the right and around back to the left to find the anchors. Two bolts for one side and natural pro for the other.


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Featured Route For The Hostess
The obvious place to set up the anchor is the big Oak tree on top of the route. You can reach the tree by scrambling up the gully on the right or following the path at the base of the route. Long webbing required. The route is a straight line up on the face.

The Outcall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : San Francisco Bay : ... : The Hostess
This climb starts off on some steep jugs with a few high steep moves and then mellows out on some easy slab. After a couple of low angle slab moves the features disappear and the climb steepens. After the steep crux, finish on a nice jugy arete over the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Fun finish on a nice pinnacle.
BETA PHOTO: Fun finish on a nice pinnacle.
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By Brian Snider
From: NorCal
Feb 26, 2012

I hope people continue to ignore this formation. While there was nearly a dozen TRs on Goat Rock today not single person payed any attention to this great piece of rock hidden just off the trail.