Gainsborough Boulders Rock Climbing
Short but overhanging sandstone with a couple fun problems, elimination problems make for good times. The wall itself is about 20 yards long in the shade almost all day. Not a destination area but an excellent place to train for locals mostly due to proximity and not worrying about every hold breaking off *cough* Mystery Science Theater. At first I hesitated at putting this up however there have been no access issues for the time I have been climbing here. As the rest of the areas in the local vicinity have been shut down I thought that this would be a convenient alternative. Please leave no trace. Also feel free to chip in on the grading, I know its off.
Also don't climb here after rain, the holds will break.
UPDATED directions thanks to Joseph:
The address for the base of the hill is 285-461 W Gainsborough Rd. If you have trouble look up Tarantula Hill. Park by the oak tree.
Exit the 101 and head north on Moorpark Road then turn right on Gainsborough Road. You will see the boulders sticking out of a hill on the left, nicknamed Tarantula Hill by locals.
Climbing Season For the Santa Monica Mountains area.
Weather station 2.8 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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By Joseph Catama
From: Thousand Oaks, CA
Sep 22, 2015
The address for the base of the hill is 285-461 W Gainsborough Rd. If you have trouble look up Tarantula Hill. The smaller boulder has pretty good solid rock but is only about 8ishfeet high. The traverse from right to left is very good at about v5-. The right side of the boulder has a really good v1 or 2. I think you start on the big thing sticking out then go straight up on some cool sloper jugs. (note: you don't need pads for this boulder, the landing is very flat with dirt.) The lower bigger 12ft overhung boulder has some potential for the aretes but the landing is pretty bad. There are bolts at the top of the boulder if you want to top rope them. Good place for a beginner to moderate climber for a afternoon. And the hill also boasts very nice sunsets when you stand at the top of the hill.