Salt Point State Park, California
While Mary and I are pushing deeper into the “world traveler” status, we travel most within the country — more specifically within the state — often for rock climbing trips. One recent endeavor took us back to Salt Point State Park, our second time visiting.
Our mission: find some boulders, then climb them.
Salt Point has a number of really popular and really iconic boulders, all of which are right on the shore. Even if we hadn’t attempted a single climb, the day would’ve been a major success simply for its scenic views. But we did more than soak in the scenery — we climbed.
Most of our day was spent at Tufatafoni Traverse:
Tufatafoni is a challenging V4 overhang traverse with a series of pinches, slopers, and heal hooks. The water is 20 feet away and makes for the most inspiring backdrop.
Here’s a couple shots I snapped of our party:
We ended up leaving with bloody knuckles and bruised egos. None of us sent Tufatafoni, but that gives us a great excuse to return.