Let's go explore and climb beautiful black basalt rocks in Sunol Regional Wilderness!
There isn't much information available about this place (http://www.mountainproject.com/v/indian-joe-caves/105734087) - but I did spot four large rocks with bolts on top, so there must be routes we can try!
Prepare for 20-30 minutes of hiking (about 1.5 miles and 600 feet elevation gain on a fire road). I have not climbed there nor know anyone who did, so expect a fair bit of exploring once we get there - this won't be your typical Castle Rock in-and-out trip :)
But if you feel adventurous and want to try something new - please join!
We will meet at the visitor center (building with the pay phone) on the left just past the entrance kiosk. Be aware that there is no cell reception at the park.
PS. Please bring rope and anchor gear if you have them - we will do inventory at the lot and take what we need with us.
PPS. If you someone can bring a trad rack that would be great too (just so we have it). Long slings will help too!
And if you come late, follow these directions to the rocks, it's pretty easy to find:
From parking lot hike across the wooden bridge over a stream, and head right at the junction. Continue another 50 yards until you come to Hayfield Road (which you're not allowed to drive on... though bikes and horses are permitted). Go left on Hayfield road and walk up the road for .8 miles. There's an obvious sign directing you to Indian Joe Caves, follow it right, you'll be able to see the crag up the hill on your left a little ways down this smaller trail. This will meet with the Indian Joe Creek Trail and continue up hill for another ~300 yards until you arrive at the crag.