Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA
Approach time: 5-15 minutes
Season: Year Round
Number of problems: 115
Type of rock: Sandstone
From back in the days of the old school rock climbing pioneers such as Yabo and Cos to the new era of today’s rock climbing stars such as Sharma, the enduring sandstone boulders of Castle Rock have been and continue to be bouldering school for most local climbers. The Vaqueros Sandstone at Castle is like something out of another world. Honeycomb caves, sculpted arętes, tafoni pockets and strange cannonball shapes protrude from otherwise smooth blank walls of khaki stone emerged in thick forests. The colors, shapes and textures coalesce in your eyes, body, and mind and help relax and revive the soul from the hustle and bustle of the nearby urban jungle. Having the highest concentration of boulder problems in the Bay Area side by side some fun sport and trad crags all found alongside pleasant hiking trails with easy access and parking makes it the most popular all around rock climbing and bouldering venue in the Bay Area.
Notable Bouldering Problems
Old school classics:
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