Fort Ross

 
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Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA


Approach time: 5 minutes
Season: Year Round
Number of problems: 25
Type of rock: Sandstone
Overview

The Fort Ross Boulders were discovered by the visionary local climber Richie Esquibel in the summer of 1996. Richie, along with Marcos Nunez, developed the original classics on the main overhanging face of the Fort Ross Boulder. These are some of the best and most challenging problems on the entire Pacific Coast and helped usher in a new era of bouldering on the sandstone of the North Coast. The steep problems on the main face start low and top out high, with big moves between blocky edges and sandpaper slopes. Most of the year they have soft sandy landings that allow for fearless dynos and carefree falls. After the original few problems were established it didn't take long for the other stoked locals to add their own test pieces to this amazing piece of stone; Russ Bobzien, Jim Thornburg, Chris Summit, Ryan Tolentino, Charlie Barrett, Giovanni Traversi, all added the final classics.

Notable Bouldering Problems

Fort Rossta V6, Living a Dream V6, Living La Vida Loca V8, Rossta Traverse V8, Grand Finale V9, Relentless V10, The Shazinky V8, Flying Monkey V9 dyno, Living a Nightmare V7, Left Arete V6.
South Cove classics: Been There Done That V2 and You Snooze You Loose V2.
North Cove classics: Octopussy V2, Albatross/Apocalyptic Bebop V4, The Weigh V9.

CAMPING / LODGING:
Camping is available nearby in Salt Point State Park or at Stillwater Cove / Ocean Cove;
http://www.oceancove.org/index.html

Lodging is available across from the Fort Ross Store just north on CA1 from the bouldering areas;
http://www.fortrosslodge.com

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Richie Esquibel “Living a Dream” (V6).
Photo: Chris Summit
Rating # of Problems
V0 8
V1 5
V2 4
V3 12
V4 6
V5 5
V6 2
V7 3
V8+ 4
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