California has an embarassment of riches when it comes to climbing. Multi-pitch, big wall, bolted sport lines, bold trad routes, indoor gyms, bouldering and buildering. Face, crack, slab, mixed. Desert, mountain, river gorge, oceanside.
Indian Rock - This humble yet famous rock was the training ground for the modern rockclimbing revolution. Beginnning in the 1940's, members of the Rock Climbing Section of the Sierra Club began practicing the technique of catching a falling leader. Once they had mastered this, they began an assault on the previously unclimbable spires and faces of Yosemite Yalley, which begat a wave of remarkable climbing achievements which continued through the 1970's.
Remillard Park (aka Pinnacle Rock)
Golden Gate Wall