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Coyote Cliff

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.4 2 - 13 16

Directions to Coyote Cliff

Muir Valley
This wall is in property owned by Muir Valley. Be respectful.
Coyote Cliff is an impressively tall wall of good rock on the east side of Coal Bank Hollow. From Slab City it is a short walk around the corner left of "Return to Balance". Within 5 minutes you will reach a large ledge from which it is possible to descend a 3rd class gully on your left (or continue another 40 or 50 feet to a short slot and make a 4th class move or two onto a sidewalk-sized traverse ledge that is ~15 feet above the ground). You will soon see an aesthetic cliffline and a mossy rock garden. Follow the cliffline left to reach the routes . Routes are labeled from right to left. Please avoid trampling the mossy vegetation and wildflowers around the rock garden/waterfall section of cliffline.

Wall Sun: Afternoon sun

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Primortal Nonscence Toprope 5.4


Hiking Boot Highway Trad 5.5
2.50  (2) 40ft  


Golden Road Sport 5.12a
4.47  (19) 90ft


Buddhalicious Sport 5.11b
4.03  (35) 60ft


MumMum Sport 5.11a
3.10  (21) 70ft  


Manteleer Sport 5.9+
3.86  (72) 70ft


Thunderclinger Sport 5.10c
4.22  (64) 60ft


Bombardier Sport 5.10b
2.60  (50) 50ft


Trundling Trolls Sport 5.11a
1.75  (36) 40ft


Retirement Day Sport 5.10b
1.79  (14) 35ft


The Golden Box Sport 5.10d
1.93  (14) 35ft  


Gathering Moss Trad 5.6
2.00  (1) 25ft


Wile E. Coyote Sport 5.10a
1.67  (3) 40ft


ACME Corporation Sport 5.9+
2.67  (3) 40ft


Breen There Done That Sport 5.12c
2.78  (9) 70ft


Bovine Rapture Sport 5.12
4.00  (1) 75ft  


heavyc said on October 31st, 2006
just to the left of Trundling Trolls is a nice boulder problem up a left slanting feature that you can lay back, nice ending point about 15 feet up, probably V1, how far over from Trundling Trolls is Git-R-done?
J-Rock said on November 1st, 2006
Yep, we climbed that one too. "Git-R-Done" is another 20-30' to the left (it tops out near the left side of that ledge/ending point). It has a good jug for the SDS and then up small incut pockets and edges. There is also a nice traverse.
Josephine said on August 25th, 2008
great place to escape the crowds at muir
Saxman said on July 4th, 2011
There are 2 routes between Trundling Trolls and Git R Done. The right one is red tagged but looks to be 10d/11a and is not missing any hardware. The left one is not tagged so we climbed it and we thought it was 10d/11a. Anyone know anything about these routes?
dustonian said on July 4th, 2011
I think they are Jeff Columbo's.
Saxman said on July 4th, 2011
Unless there is something we couldn't see, the red tagged route looks perfectly climbable and the route on the left, while short, is a fun addition to the wall that the FA needs to let Ray know about.
colombo said on October 24th, 2011
Both the route to the left have been FA'ed. The first one to the of Trundling Trolls is called Retirement Day going 10B. Then the route to the left of that one is called The Golden Box going 10D.
Anonymous said on May 5th, 2014
Updated directions to "Coyote Cliff": Hike the "Main Trail - North" from the main parking lot down to the Valley floor. Turn left and follow the gravel road about 1080 yards to a sign on the right reading "Coyote Cliff & Slab City." Fifty feet up this trail, turn left at the sign pointing to "Coyote Cliff." This 2011 trail is far shorter, safer, and much more aesthetic than the old bushwhacker's path. © Rick Weber
ray said on May 6th, 2014
Rick you are such a fucking tool! Did you really just put a copyright symbol in your comment? Man money must make a man crazy.
Anonymous said on May 6th, 2014
I am bat shit crazy © Rick Weber
tactless said on May 7th, 2014
So just to understand correctly. Rick has copyrighted his comments as a ploy to get Ray to pay Rick royalties for using copyrighted information if he includes these directions to coyote cliff in the next guidebook. And people still think Rick is benign.
Anonymous said on May 7th, 2014
Rick could care less about Ray's $. This is about just trying to be a pain in Ray's ass. So, I did a little research on copyright law. Simply writing the words is enough to imply copyright. Adding the little c after does nothing more to protect your original (directions), unless you have filed your verbiage with the US Copyright office. I doubt that Rick has done that yet, though I am sure that he will for a more comprehensive guide that he will write and produce for Muir Valley.
rupp said on May 9th, 2014
Thanks for the updated directions, I've been looking for this sweet crag all year!
lil_reggie said on September 27th, 2016
Crag has been renamed- Reggie's Rock. Make sure the guide book gets that correct. Or else.
Anonymous said on September 28th, 2016
Is it that unreasonable for Rick to expect someone to not take his work and then sell it in a book and make money? Can someone explain to me how that is unreasonable?
tade said on September 19th, 2021
This crag is a hidden gem! It seems super underrated to me. Amazing climbing, gorgeous rock and surroundings, and a quiet escape from the crowds of Muir - no one seems to go here. It seems like this crag stays wet for a while after rain so I’d recommend waiting a while for it to dry out. If you do catch it when it’s dry (or even when it’s still damp, if you’re comfortable with that), the climbing here is awesome.
J-Rock said on September 29th, 2021
This aesthetic wall now has an easier and quicker approach. Simply follow the trail to Slab City for 20-30 yards, then turn left onto the trail marked "Coyote Cliff". Within a couple of minutes you will reach a wildly scenic boulder, fern, and moss garden. Follow the cliffline to the left for some quality climbing.