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Summary

The fabled "Land of Microcrags". Limited, though varied and interesting climbing and bouldering on a wide variety of rock types.

Description

Although the outdoor climbing and bouldering opportunities in the Bay Area are reasonably limited, what the region does offer, thanks to its violent geological history, is an impressive variety of rock types.

This creates a wide variety of climbing styles, which helps to keep the stoke alive even after you've visited every crag.

And being a weekend trip away from the endless amount of world-class climbing in the 'Sierra Nevada' certainly doesn't make this a bad place to be a climber!

Access issues

For any/all access issues at crags in this region, please contact the Bay Area Climbers Coalition.

Areas

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Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
North Bay region
 Bouldering,  Sport climbing and other styles
882
634
43ft
29
East Bay region
 Bouldering,  Top roping and other styles
160
748
36ft
25
 Bouldering,  Sport climbing and other styles
268
220
36ft
7
South Bay region
 Bouldering,  Rock climbing and other styles
387
777
33ft
38
617
586
110ft

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Author(s): Kimbrough Moore, Shannon Joslin, Leo Popovic

Date: 2022

ISBN: 9798218007959

Edgewalker Entertainment:
A comprehensive guide to the greater Bay Area of California, Golden State Bouldering provides readers with info on the outdoor bouldering around San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz.
  • Describes 1,600 boulder problems with hundreds of color photos, maps, GPS coordinates and hand-drawn illustrations

Author(s): Toby Evans

Date: 2021

ISBN: 9781493045464

FalconGuides:
Hiking the State's 15 Peaks Over 14,000 Feet. Developed for every skill level, the FalconGuides Climbing California's Fourteeners lays out plans and logistics for making your climb a positive experience—no matter how many summits you've reached.
  • California's 15 peaks over 14,000 ft. are becoming more popular, and this book provides essential information for taking them on
  • Each mountain is broken down based on the technical skills needed so you know what to expect
  • Details for each climb include a list of recommended equipment, how to prepare for rapidly changing weather and trail conditions, and a general timeframe needed to summit

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