Rock Climbing Mickey's Beach

Added by Liam McNally

Seaside rock climbing. Some of the toughest sport climbing in the Bay Area. Short drive from San Francisco. Dolphins and porpoises.

Mickey's Beach is a great spot for experienced climbers to challenge themselves. The west face of the main rock is home to some local favorites like Sex Porpoises (12c), named for the apparently promiscuous local marine life. There are only a couple routes rated as 5.10s, the rest are mostly 5.12s and 5.13s. That said, a beginner can make their way up most of the 5.10s and enjoy themselves. You can also set up fun swing for kids on one of the bolts on the southwest corner of the main rock. Be sure to only go during low tide, otherwise many of the belay spots will be under water.

Not only is this some of the best climbing in the Bay Area, but it has to be one of the most beautiful spots as well. It's tough to beat an ocean breeze on your back and the sound of pounding surf while rock climbing.

To get to Mickey's from Stinson Beach, head south on Highway 1 for about one mile and look for a large turnout parking lot on your right. Coming north on Highway 1, look for the turnout on your left shortly after passing a large white gate on your left at Steep Ravine.

Stick around Stinson Beach after climbing for food, drinks, and an incredible sunset. There are restaurant options right along Hwy 1 in town ranging from a burger shack to wood fire pizza and nice picnic areas near the beach.

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Rock Climbing
Chillin
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic
Wildlife

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over 2 years ago

Climbing right next to the ocean.

The hike down was pretty sketch with lots of loose gravel, and the climbing was pretty shear. Worth doing if you're in the area though.

Great view and easily accessible. Even saw some dolphins!

Awesome pictures! Looks amazing. And a spot on description of the place.

Amazing view while climbing. A couple easier ones but mostly tough routes

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