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Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA


Approach time: 5 minutes
Season: Year Round
Number of problems: 80
Type of rock: Rhyolite
Overview

Berkeley has seen it all. From old school soldiers in the war of gravity to modern day dreadlocked rock stars, they have all found many worthy challenges on the volcanic crags and boulders in the eucalyptus forests of the Berkeley hills. From the free belay evolution in the 1920s at Indian Rock to the free speech movement of the 1960s at UC Berkeley, all the way to the modern day free climbing movement of the 1990s at Mortar Rock, Berkeley has always been on the cutting edge. Some of the pioneers of rock climbing in Yosemite got their start and much needed practice on these small cliffs and boulders.

Notable Bouldering Problems

Center Overhang V3, Embryonic Journey V1, Watercourse V1, Beginners Crack V0, Transportation Crack 5.4, Indian ArÍte V0, Pegboard V1, The Flake V3, The Bubble V5, Natís Traverse V8, The Ramp V4, The Impossible Traverse V13, The Impossible Wall V8, The Great Stone Face V7, Bucket Prow 5.6R/X, Scary Overhang V5, Scottís ArÍte V5

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Scott Frye on his classic Scottís ArÍte (V5).
Photo: Chris Summit
Rating # of Problems
V0 20
V1 8
V2 3
V3 12
V4 6
V5 5
V6 5
V7 7
V8+ 14
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