Bouldering at Ring Mountain

Rate this Adventure 0.5 miles 400 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Chanel Varasteh

Only 30 minutes away from the city of San Francisco, Ring Mountain preserve offers over 25 bouldering problems suitable for beginners to intermediate climbers - Climb with a view! 

Itching to climb outdoors near San Francisco? 

With only a quick drive from the city, Ring Mountain is a beautiful nature preserve overlooking the city of San Francisco offering two main rock formations, Turtle Rock (Pictured) and Split Rock. 

Split Rock is the slabby rock south of the parking area at the end of Taylor Road. The Split Rock is a solid, well-featured highball slab face is a perfect toprope for beginners or an exciting solo for an experienced boulderer! (About a 5-10 minute approach from parking area)

Turtle is pass Split Rock, over the hill a short hike to the west. Turtle Rock offers some of the most picturesque boulder problems in the Bay Area. Now you can climb the never-ending traverse or the multitude of short or high, easy to moderate problems, then sit down and enjoy some of the best views of the Bay! (About a 15-25 minute uphill approach from parking area)

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Rock Climbing
Adult Beverages
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area


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