Located in the Berkeley hills are two great bouldering spots- Mortar Rock and Indian Rock. These two areas feature a large number of classic problems on solid rock located just a few minutes drive from downtown Berkley.
The late evenings and early mornings have been pretty good at Mortar Rock. The sharp rock feels just a little bit cooler when the sun isn't around and classic problems like The Ramp (V4) Black Plague (V6) and the super popular Nat's Traverse (V8) can go down much easier.
Just down the road, Indian Rock has a great collection of moderate warm-ups and an assortment of V0-V3 boulder problems. Then when your tips are thrashed from all the bouldering, check out the great sunset over the bay from the top of Indian Rock.
An old video of Ken Azria hiking the classic Nat's Traverse.
For some video footage of the sit start to The Impossible Wall and New Wave check out this clip.