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. His discovery helped usher in a new era of bouldering on the sandstone of the North Coast. 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. 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.

Notable Bouldering Problems

Fort Rossta V6, Living a Dream V6, Living La Vida Loca V8, Rasta Traverse V8, Living La Vida Smoka V9, Grand Finale V9, Relentless V10, The Shazinky V8, Flying Monkey V9, Living a Nightmare V7, Left Arete V6 and at the South Cove; Been There Done That V2



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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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