Enjoy lots of V-fun problems in the peace and quite atop Ring Mountain in Marin County. Bouldering is king, but there are a few sport routes on the nearby Split Rock. Rolling hills and native meadows stretch 600 feet above the Bay, offering 360 views of San Francisco, the East Bay, and Tiburon below.
What Makes It Great
A quick walk from the parking lot, Turtle Rock is easily accessible and with no traffic less than 30 minutes from San Francisco. It's a beginner friendly area, so bring your new crash pad and christen your climbing shoes. V0 problems are a plenty, but on a weekend afternoon, plan to alternate with other climbers.
Turtle Rock offers the most spectacular views in the area-- 360 sights of the Bay, city skyline and multimillion dollar homes nestled below. Even if you're a more experienced climber, there is something for everyone.
Who is Going to Love It
This is a great spot for beginners hoping to improve outside. Other climbers are friendly and helpful if you're new to the area. If you're coming from the city, Ring Mountain is a peaceful escape, and offers great hiking trails along with fun bouldering.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
From San Francisco, take Highway 101, exiting at Paradise Drive in Corte Madera. Follow San Clemente Drive, which eventually turns into Paradise Drive. After 1.5 miles look for a gate and signs to the mountain on the right, turn on Taylor Street and follow it until the parking lot.
Dogs on leash are welcome, and bring layers as the wind picks up in the afternoon.