The Rock of Ages is found just behind the Pagoda. It has a large distinctive cave half way up the wall. The rock can range form crumbly and loose to solid and clean. The base of this wall is a great place to hang out when the temps soar. You can always find shade and a nice cool breeze comes up from the bottom of the canyon. This rock sees the most traffic in the canyon, but you'll still be lucky to see anyone.
Approach form its left side and through the narrow passageway between the Rock of Ages and the Pagoda.
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Cave Route 5.8- Sport, 2 pitches, 140 feet
West Face 5.8+ Sport, 2 pitches, 150 feet
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Cave Route 5.8- CA : SF Bay Area : ... : The Rock of Ages
This route is a classic moderate climb that is well protected and has some great moves and a spectacular and unique finish. It starts on a slabby face and climbs around some small caves and up a large colorful water streak into a grassy cave perched high above the ground. You have several options to build an anchor in this cave. However, the nature of the route (like most of the routes in Pine Canyon) dictate that you bring gear to build your own anchor. A few cams .75" - 2" should do the trick....[more] Browse More Classics in CA