I got together with some friends over the weekend and did some climbing in Corona Heights Park. I already loved the view from the park, but was totally stoked to learn it had some really unique climbing spots too. Who knew there was great outdoor climbing in the middle of SF? You can check out my full Flickr set here and check out RockClimbing.com‘s description of Beaver St Wall.
We organized the climb via our little Google climbing group and most of the folks who came out were just intermediate climbers (myself included). Luckily, my friend Paul was able to set up the ropes and gear to get us started. Check out Paul’s video of his first ascent. We chose a route that was rated as a 5.9, but ended up being harder than we expected. The smooth/marble-like surface made it difficult to get a decent footing during most of the climb, but the climb did seem to get easier about halfway up. There is also some excellent bouldering problems in the park as well. If you live in the city and want to climb together some time, feel free to join our Mission-Climb group, which gets together most thursdays at Mission Cliffs. Our next outdoor climb might be Glen Canyon BTW.