Bouldering & BBQ at Stinson

San Francisco Stinson Beach

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  • There are problems for intermediate as well as more advanced climbers
  • There is a barbecue area at the beach to hang out and relax afterward
  • Duration: Half day

Stinson offers up a great beach day with a few activities for everyone to enjoy. If you head toward the south end of the beach, you'll come across a few boulder problems, including the 2 most popular: Are You Experienced and The Old Man. Are You Experienced is the smaller of these 2 boulders, but offers up more of the challenging problems. It's also more accessible since it's further from the coastline, making it less tide dependent. The Old Man is provides a few problems and spots to toprope since it's higher, but is closer to the water, so it can get pretty wet when the tide rolls in. There are also several other boulder problems to explore with varying degrees of difficulty.

For more extensive details on the problems, check out SuperTopo

Photos: Mark Doliner, Jason Eberle, Jason Eberle

Pack List

  • Climbing shoes
  • Crash Pad
  • BBQ Staples
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Chillin, Rock Climbing

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Year Round



Adult Beverages
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How to Get There

almost 3 years ago

Try "Something Easy" (V2) boulder. Fun topout mantle!

almost 3 years ago

about 3 years ago

I've always wanted to climb at Stinson, so why not BBQ as well

about 3 years ago

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