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Land of the Lost 
Little Lebowski Urban Achievers Crag 

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Elevation: 3,500'
Location: 34.5023, -119.856 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: andy patterson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: EricT on Feb 25, 2006
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Description 

Short sport routes on fun rock, divided into three areas:

Little Lebowski Urban Achievers Crag has moderate routes (6-10s) facing both north and south.

The Ampitheater is a collection of hard face climbing (11-13s) in a small canyon.

Land of the Lost (10-12s) is further down hill from the Ampitheater. Anyone know the condition of this wall? I haven't been out there.


Getting There 

Drive up the 154 to West Camino Cielo. After 2 miles on West Camino Cielo, a faint trail can be seen going down through a meadow towards the ocean. The turnout is not obvious, look for other climber cars and a sharp right turn in the road.

Once you've found the trail, head down and right for ~15 minutes. The trail is more of a tunnel and if you're tall with a backpack on, its not fun.

Eventually, the trail will end at a rock wall. Go slightly left and there will be a fallen tree which assists in scrambling over the rocks. Once you are on top of the rock wall, stop and have a look around, this is where you figure out the last bit of bushwacking. See the individual areas for the rest of the approach description.


Climbing Season


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['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 Playground:
Nice Marmot   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Little Lebowski Urban Achie...
Shomer Shabbas   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Little Lebowski Urban Achie...
Careful, There's A Beverage Here!   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Little Lebowski Urban Achie...
The Jesus   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Little Lebowski Urban Achie...
Jackie Treehorn   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 40'   Little Lebowski Urban Achie...
Logjammin   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Little Lebowski Urban Achie...
The Chinaman   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Little Lebowski Urban Achie...
Autobahn   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 3'   Little Lebowski Urban Achie...
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Face Down In The Muck 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Central Coast : ... : Little Lebowski Urban Achie...
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A sweet hike in, very rugged. Hiking through tunnels of brush! Thats my fiancee what a trooper.
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The Guardian Boulder. Climb through the notch on the left to get to the climbing area.
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Hmmm... The penis rock at sunset (how romantic)
BETA PHOTO: Hmmm... The penis rock at sunset (how romantic)
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By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Feb 28, 2006

The trick to finding the trailhead is to zero your odometer just as you exit the 154 on Kinevan Road/West Camino Cielo. Drive EXACTLY 2.5 miles (taking the W. Camino Cielo branch) to a pullout on the left and a residence on the right. The trailhead is obvious from here.

By Isaac T.
From: Rockville, MD
Apr 18, 2007

For a good guide book of this area click here

By steve edwards
From: SLC, UT
May 18, 2011

Land of the Lost should receive more attention. Super aesthetic area with, unfortunately, friable rock. The right (easiest) route is still in one piece and climbable. The left routes are quite spicey as many holds have broken. Worth TR-ing though as they are long (for SB) and sustained. I'm sure retro-bolting to match the "new" sequences would be on.