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Parks Division
Parks Division


CRAGMONT ROCK PARK


960 Regal Rd
at Easter Way (east of Euclid Avenue)
Northeast Berkeley, Mobile Unit 1
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Cragmont Rock Park is one of Berkeley’s rock parks in the Northbrae area, providing great views and challenges for rock climbing beginners.

Cragmont Rock gazebo 1

Cragmont Rock grass area Cragmont Rock Picnic Area Cragmont Rock BBall Court Cragmont Rock View 1

History

Neighborhood residents bought the land for Cragmont Rock Park from the Cragmont Land Company and donated it to the City of Berkeley at purchase price. It was dedicated for park purposes in 1920. Dick Leonard, the “father of technical climbing,” formed the Cragmont Climbing Club, which was absorbed a few months later into the Sierra Club’s Rock Climbing Section. Using the techniques he had learned climbing at Cragmont Rock, Leonard planned the first technical rock climb in Yosemite in 1934. Leonard led over a hundred expeditions and climbs in the Sierra Nevada, at times with his friend, environmentalist David Brower, making many first ascents on mountains earlier thought impossible to climb.  

Features
  • Rock outcrop for rock climbing
  • Multi-purpose turf
  • Basketball (1/2 court)
  • Picnic area with BBQ (wheelchair accessible)
  • Vista/overlook with spectacular views of San Francisco Bay
  • Gazebo (popular for outdoor weddings) 

If you’re interested in rock climbing, check out the other Berkeley parks with rock features: 

Restroom: Yes (wheelchair accessible)

Parking: On-street parking

Acreage: 3 acres  |  130,680 sq. ft.

Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible from street. There is a driveway connect to overlook, but too steep for wheelchair accessibility. The lawn area on the top of the park is flat and the covered gazebo is accessible.

Park Hours: 6 AM to 10 PM (unless otherwise indicated)

RentalsThe gazebo is available for reservation or rental. For reservation information, please call the Recreation Office at 510-981-5150, or visit Facility Rentals.

Parks Maintenance: For questions please visit Parks Maintenance

 

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