Fun climb, but many scratches on the way!
Easy way up
Scrambled a few moves off trail to set a toprope, then toproped different lines below with John and Julie.
Took my family hiking here first day of the year because my 14-year old wants to start rock-climbing and we wanted to check it out. Cool! Will have to try the steep side once we get gear and training.
Scrambled to the top of the rock from Ridge Trail(?) to have lunch. Great views!
Had a great day hiking around and climbing the rock. There was way too many people out there though.
cool rock for rock climbing but if you go on a weekend get there early because goat rock can get a little crowded, i usually opt to rock climb on other rocks in the surrounding area.
Did a couple of 5.7 and 5.8 routes. Wondering where the goat is.
I live in Los Gatos so of course I've climbed here!
Goat Rock was the second rock I climbed in the park and always a favorite (when it lacks crowds that is). I've been fortunate enough to sit atop this rock without a single person around many times. The views, especially at sunset are amazing. love the "stoner cave" at the top for hanging out in, making a pot of ramen, etc. I solo swiss chese every time im in the park and usually set up a rope for the 5.8 arete or the roof routes when i get to the top
Various times, sometime just hiked, sometimes toproped.
Climbed here a number of times. Probably the best views in Castle Rock!
This is where I learned to rappel as a kid.
Hiked this one a couple of times, and is my only roped rock climbing ascent (thanks to some rock climbing buddies).
I didn't actually climb the rock, but instead hiked to the top from the south east. From there, I did a short scramble to near the top. The views towards Big Basin and Ben Lomond are impressive.
Spent the day toproping here today. Much fun.
We've climbed at Goat Rock many times. I like the arete (5.8?) to the right of Swiss Cheese, in particular. I've never been able to pull the Great Roof. Sigh...
As a part of my Rapid Fitness Programme (RFP) I decided to summit, climb, peakbag, get to the top of, stand atop, climb up to, hike to the top of, run to the top of, walk to the top of, scramble to the top of, bag, crawl to the top of, and summit rapidly, this great rock, mountain, jut in the side of a hill, jut in the side of a mountain, hill, summit, which some great few (or many) choose to call Goat (or Gort) Rock (or Roak).
haha this is the strangest log ive seen sir! keep it up
Theres a really cool cave at the top. Ive climbed this rock many a time...