Tennessee Valley Beach

 
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Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA


Approach time: 25 minutes
Season: Year Round
Number of problems: 13
Type of rock: Schist/Chert
Overview

Adventure bouldering in one of the most beautiful coastal settings near San Francisco. The rock is surprisingly solid considering its you basic crappy coast strata (the waves have pummeled off the loose stuff). The best problems are TALL and a little spooky but with with great sand landings. There is also a handful of easier shorter problems. You can't just climb here any day. This area is RIGHT against the ocean so three factors must align. You need: 1) 0 or negative low tide 2) sun to dry off the holds (can only climb after noon) 3) small swell (wave height lower than 5 feet). In general, there are only a handful 2-3 hour windows each month that meet all these criteria.

Notable Bouldering Problems

V5 Cave Lip Traverse, any of the tall problems

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Chris Ewing on a V0 warm up.
Photo: Chris McNamara
Rating # of Problems
V0 4
V1 1
V2 2
V3 1
V4 2
V5 2
V6 0  
V7 0  
V8+ 0  
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