How difficult is the climb? Two people in their 50's, not in the best shape, but not dead yet either. Just wondering if this is what will kill us?
Ummm ... unless there is a second Morro Rock that I am unfamiliar with ... Morro Rock is in Morro Bay. Central Coast (say "Hi!" to my family, LOL!).
There is a Moro Rock in Sequoia Nat'l Park, but I haven't been there, so can't give any specifics on its climbing difficulty.
Unless you actually have serious existing health problems, I wouldn't worry about it. It's steep but not terrifically strenuous. The bigger concern some people end up having involves fear of heights - some parts of the way up feel rather exposed, and it can be very unsettling. I'd say start up, and just turn around if it isn't working out.Edited: 28 April 2017, 09:17
Would you say this hike is safe to hike in early May? Not familiar with snow in that area. Thanks!
I would think so, as long as you use common sense. But I haven't visited in these conditions. Check with the rangers for problem areas when you arrive - they generally know which trails are good, which are slushy, which should be avoided.
Safety issues in the park often relate to a river. I guess Moro Rock looks intimidating enough that people are careful around there.