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Handleys Rock

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About Handleys Rock:

Handleys rock is a little gem hidden in the foot hills of Redwood City. This rock is closed to climbing the third weekend of the month. There is a bunch of top ropes and a few boulder problems. This rock is two tiered, both being aprox. 25' high, the upper tier has the majority of climbing and looks like a skull. Beware of broken glass and trash, this is a drinking hang out for the high school kids. Bring a trash bag and do some cleaning. There is very little information on Handleys, it can be found in an older Bay Area guide book. I do not know any of the names of the climbs (so I'll use descriptive names) but have climbed there 100's of time and I may be one of the best (and few, not to toot my horn) sources of information for Handleys! If your looking for specifics I can meet you at the rock and show you around, please PM me a few days in advance - radistrad. There are many other climbs and boulder problems that I did not list. This small rock is in the middle of a neighborhood in San Mateo, on the East face. It has a few fun 1-2 move problems and is worth a couple afternoon hours. :arrow: Directions: Kind of convoluted to get to, so just mapquest the cross of Handley Terrace and Sylvan Way in San Mateo or Redwood City for a map.
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Latitude, Longitude: 37.46592, -122.26966
Access Issues:
Rock Type: Sandstone
Type of Climbing: Top Rope
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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Arete 5.10c 0
1 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Boulder Cave 5.12a 2
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Corner Next to the Over Hang 5.10c 0
1 Average Rating = 3.33/5 Left Crack (1) 5.8 5
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Lower Tier - Center 5.10b 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Lower Tier 5.10 Right Side 5.10b 1
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Lower Tier 5.6 Left 5.6 4
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Over Hang 5.11c 1
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Pocket Face 5.9 3
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Saw Crack 5.10d 0
1 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Upper Left Face 5.9 1
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Upper Left Face / Arete 5.9 0

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Forum Discussions (2 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Handleys Rock hughshinn 0 Nov 18 2012, 12:10 PM
With Replies who posted this donvito1189 1 Jan 17 2008, 11:44 PM