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Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA


Approach time: 5-10 minutes
Season: Year Round
Number of problems: 50
Type of rock: Volcanic
Overview

Some of the best views in the entire Bay Area can be found on Mt. Tam near the viewpoint on top of the popular East Peak. There are also a few 40-50ft cliff-bands with 3rd and 4th class scrambling and good top-ropes in the 5.0-5.11 range. There are many great bouldering areas all over Mt Tam since a recent surge in development starting about 2005. The mountain now hosts about 125 boulder problems from VB-V9 and counting!

The highest concentration of problems are at The Lakeview Boulders off Lakeview Trail on the north side of the mountain. The rest of the problems are all spread out at smaller roadside areas on the way up to the East Peak.

*check out Bay Area Top Ropes for the cragging info for the East Peak of Mt Tam and don't miss the new (second printing of) Bay Area Bouldering that has a lot of beta on the new Mt Tam boulders as well as many other nearby areas. And of course look for even more new beta to come in future editions.

Notable Bouldering Problems

Alice Eastwood
Alice Eastwood V2R highball!

The Ravine
Crumble Mumble V6 sit, Tamil Tiger Turd V8 low sit, Bonum Vitae V7 sit V1 stand, White Knuckles V7, Wicked V9.

Bootjack (aka Intuition) Boulders
Intuition V4 stand V5 sit, V3 left arete, Bootjack Traverse V5, Bootjack Arete V2 stand start right arete or V7 low sit, Cheech and Choss Arete V0 stand V1 sit, Daves Not Here V2 stand or V6 sit, Chongs Bong V2.

Rock Springs
V0/1 face, V3/4 traverse.

Parking Lot Rock/Camel Pie
V7 traverse and V1 highball center face.

Bay View Wall
Scenic Cruise V3 stand V4 sit center face/corner, Tiny Pinches V12 left sit and Bay View Crimp V12 right sit.

East Bloc/ATF Boulder
ATF Traverse V6 and Target Practice V3 stand V4 sit

Lakeview Boulders
Campus Girls aka Procrastination V8 sit V5 stand, Gravity Train V6 stand, EC Does It V2, Best Damn Arete V1, High Heeled Hookers V2 stand V3 sit, Old Man Card V2 stand V3 sit and all 4 of the Pee Wees Playhouse V7's.

Spirits Wall
High Spirits V7 high stand and Cocktail Traverse V6 low stand

East Peak
Defibrillator V4R, Waldo V2, Trailside Dangler V3 sit, V3 traverse with a view.

West Ridgecrest
A small new spot with potential for a few easy to moderates and a rad sunset view!?

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Ken Ariza on his classic testpiece
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