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The Mouth

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The Mouth  


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Location: 34.50224, -119.86794 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The center-piece of the area. This 40-feet tall formation boasts an excellent traverse which goes in both directions at V0+ as well as several decent top-outs which can be easily top-roped.

Getting There 

From West Camino Cielo Road, follow obvious climbers trails west. Turn right whenever given a choice. The trail dumps you on top of the Mouth. Scramble down the west side to access routes.

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Climbing Season


5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Mouth:
Goldak   V0 4     Boulder, 18'   
Lizards' Mouth Traverse   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 40'   
Yellow Belly   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 40'   
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Featured Route For The Mouth
Ben Banks (no relation) on Goldak. Ratso at the base (in his later years) providing yet another spot, always keeping his boys safe.

Goldak V0 4  CA : Central Coast : ... : The Mouth
Located on the backside of the large boulder behind the Lizard's Mouth cave, Goldak was always and still remains my very favorite problem at Lizard's Mouth. Delicate climbing up the face to the crack and then an exciting finish that's just high enough to keep you fully engaged. Usually a good idea to check the top-out holds for shards of broken glass before casting off....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of The Mouth Slideshow Add Photo
Looking down on Santa Barbara
Looking down on Santa Barbara
the namesake "mouth" at Lizard's Mouth
the namesake "mouth" at Lizard's Mouth
Lizard's Mouth low traverse
Lizard's Mouth low traverse
Nice evening at Lizards Mouth.
Nice evening at Lizards Mouth.
Mouth pano
BETA PHOTO: Mouth pano

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