- Unique Features And Strengths:
Located right in San Francisco, you'll find a handful of fun, moderate routes on incredibly unique rock.
Wet in rain
The first thing you will notice is the rock (radiolarite chert): smooth and shiny from a shifting fault line with just enough rough patches scattered across it to allow an ascent. In places, the rock looks like auburn glass, polished enough to see one's reflection.
Most routes are top-roped by anchoring to the metal fence posts along the top of the cliff; however, there are options for placing pro along the main crack if you are feeling bold. The rock quality at the top of the cliff is very poor, be very careful to avoid knocking rocks off of the cliff when setting up a top rope.
The mild climate of the city can mean cool climbing here in the middle of summer, but if it's foggy in the city, the rock may be wet.
People walk their dogs here, so watch where you step (or where you flake out your rope).
- Access Issues:
Corona Heights Park is a city park, so other than appropriate consideration for the neighbors, there are no access issues.
There is foot access for setting up a top rope; however, to maintain good relations with the neighbors, and to avoid unnecessary rockfall, do not scramble up the slopes at either end of the wall. Instead, walk south on Beaver Street until you reach the bend. Follow the pedestrian alley to the right, and take the path back uphill until you reach the fence at the top of the wall.
The wall is located at Beaver Street and 15th Street in the northeast corner of the Corona Heights Park, right next to the Peixotto Playground. There is street parking on Beaver St. The Castro Street MUNI Metro station is 3 blocks to the south.
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