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Beaver St.

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About Beaver St.:

Who would have thought that there would be a pretty large climbing rock in the middle of San Francisco? The wall in on Beaver St. in the Corona Heights playground, right above the Castro district. The park also appears to be a pet cemetery, which is pretty creepy. The rock is highly polished in places, making it hard to get footholds sometimes, but there are enough cracks and handholds to get your way up - it requires a little more brainwork than other rocks. Most people toprope this wall. The Falcon book to the SF Bay Area tells you to climb the 5.2 at the east end of the park and use the tree to get on top of the wall. PLEASE do not do this. This really pisses the neighbors off if you climb their trees, and besides it is totally unnecessary. To set up a toprope, continue walking up Beaver St. until it dead ends at De Forest. Turn right onto the dirt path and follow the path and stairs up and you'll see a chain link fence. There is where you'll set up your ropes. Someone installed a chain on a few of the fence posts, but they looked a little sketchy. We put a sling around the fence post and set up a backup anchor on another fencepost about 15ft back even though the fencepost was really solid.
Nearest town or city: San Francisco
Directions: From the North bay: 101 south over the GG Bridge, veer left onto Lombard. Right on Divisadero and take that through the city. make sure you stay on Divis as it merges with Castro St. Turn right on Beaver and it is in a park on your left. From the East Bay: Check a map because there is so much construction with the Central Skyway coming town. You basically want to get on 15th st and go west and turn left on Beaver St., when the park will be on your right.
Latitude, Longitude: 37.76541, -122.43718
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Camping: None
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Quantity of Climbs: Day

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