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Ozone Wall and Beacon Rock

Our first route at Beacon Rock was Rhythm Method, a 5.7 sport climb whose rating seemed soft. Then we climbed Cruisin', a 100' 5.7 finger crack. What a difference from the sport climb! Cruisin' was more difficult than I expected. Beacon Rock was a beautiful setting to climb in, although the train is LOUD when it passes through.

On the way back we stopped by Ozone, a new sport crag west of Cape Horn. The path to the crag is well-beaten, and there were half a dozen parties there. It was shady and the rock was solid. I encountered a big rat on the route I climbed! I didn't have any beta, so I just eyeballed the routes to find one I could climb. The route ended up being a bit more difficult than I had hoped, but I pulled through to the shiny, new chain anchors. It's great having a cragging area near my Grandma's house, I'll definitely come back when I get more beta.



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