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Cobble Climb 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Sevilla, Anderson
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Feb 14, 2006
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Carlo Rivas on Cobble Climb, Wheeler Gorge. On TR.


Conglomerate climbing. Fun, fairly easy cruising on rounded cobbles. However, falling before clipping the second bolt might be a bad thing.

Cobble Climb is found on the second corner of the creek after the first bridge (starting from the parking northeast on Hwy 33). It is the left-most line on the conglomerate.


5 bolts, chain anchors.

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Gwen Blanchard on <em>Cobble Climb</em>, being belayed by her father. Photo by Ashley Blanchard.
Gwen Blanchard on Cobble Climb, being bel...
Perin Blanchard after clipping the first bolt on <em>Cobble Climb</em>. Gwen Blanchard is belaying. Photo by Ashley Blanchard.
Perin Blanchard after clipping the first bolt on <...
Ten-year-old Ethan Blanchard at the top of <em>Cobble Climb</em>. Photo by Ashley Blanchard.
Ten-year-old Ethan Blanchard at the top of Cob...
11 yrs old. the routes here are her favorites!
11 yrs old. the routes here are her favorites!
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By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Jan 24, 2009

FA: Louie Anderson, Fall 1996.

By ryan mattock
Apr 29, 2010

the only granite in Ventura! great climb.

By Matt N
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 16, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Fun climb. Smaller holds than the 5.9 to its right.

By Andrew McMullen
Oct 9, 2012

Great for beginning leaders. Was my first TR and first lead outside. Get on it!

By Jon.Mu
From: Goleta, CA
Jan 18, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

Can be "interesting" testing out which cobbles you think are cemented into the wall the best. The quartzite cobbles can be super slick so don't go up with wet shoes. Definitely a fun time though. @ryan this is not granite.