South Bay Area bouldering?

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South Bay Area bouldering?

by LithiumMetalman » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:14 pm

Hi!

I'm planning on moving down from Davis/Vacaville area to San Jose area, and looking for great areas to go bouldering doing the midweek (besides Castle Rock)...so, are there any other cool areas to go to?

-How is Indian Joe Caves?
-Any other secret spots that is great for bouldering?
-trying to avoid the gym, if possible, so help a brother out!

thanx so much!

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by fatdad » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:02 pm

Have you checked out the Supertopo Bay Area bouldering guide? I covers quite a bit down there.

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by QITNL » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:24 am

I hiked out to Indian Joe Caves a while back to check it out. The rock looked nice, anchors looked good, but the whole place was swimming in poison oak! I hate poison oak!

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(tempted to head back with some roundup!)

Some more photos are here: http://www.qitnl.com/v/080308/?g2_page=2

And there's a decent description in the SF Bay Falcon Guide.

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Re: South Bay Area bouldering?

by SpazzyMcgee » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:26 am

LithiumMetalman wrote:Hi!

I'm planning on moving down from Davis/Vacaville area to San Jose area, and looking for great areas to go bouldering doing the midweek (besides Castle Rock)...so, are there any other cool areas to go to?

-How is Indian Joe Caves?
-Any other secret spots that is great for bouldering?
-trying to avoid the gym, if possible, so help a brother out!

thanx so much!


Also in Sunol, hike up the Alameda Creek road and take the "W Tree Rock Scramble" (so called because a tree shaped like a big W marks the start...seriously). It's not really bouldering per-se, but a fun little hidden rock hop for about a mile up a narrow gulch. And as a bonus you can loop back around to Indian Joe Caves.

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thanx!

by LithiumMetalman » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:44 am

Thanks for the quick replies!

I used to live in Berkeley; used to climb quite a bit at Cragmont, Remilliard and Indian Rock.

From the South Bay, the drive up north doing the week would be killer for a quick session!

Too bad the Mezzones are gone!

Cheers!


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