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Weather station 1.5 miles from here

40 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Side:
Costanoan   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport, 4 pitches   The Citadel
Walk the Plank   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Chockstone Dome
Old Original   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   Machete Ridge Area
Dos Equis   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Machete Ridge Area
Cool Daze   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Flumes Formation
Rebecca's Sailing   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Flumes Formation
Bits and Pieces   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Flumes Formation
Lava Falls   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   The Balconies
Kibbles and Bits   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Flumes Formation
Shake-N-Bake   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   The Balconies
Machete Direct    5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b A1 R     Trad, Sport, Aid, 6 pitches, 700'   Machete Ridge Area
Power Tools   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   The Citadel
Cuidado!   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   Machete Ridge Area
Son of Dawn Wall   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A0-1 PG13     Trad, Sport, Aid, 4 pitches, 500'   Machete Ridge Area
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John McCoy on the first accent. Looking straight d...

Cuidado! 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Central Coast : ... : Machete Ridge Area
This route, due to incessant rock rain down in the cave below, is CLOSED. Which sucks, since it's a sweet route! Check the postings in the park, it might open back up. Cuidado is Spanish for BE CAREFUL. If this does open back up and you can climb it again, be mindful with the rockfall that you cause on the way up. If someone was hit by some of the crud falling off of the upper pitches of the rock, this would be a nasty blow, with no hope for rapid rescue. It's at least 3/4 of a mile back on t...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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A beautiful hunk of rock.
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