Upper Ridge Rock Climbing
Top roping on the Upper Ridge.
A seventy foot formation along Foothill Trail with a few smaller outcroppings scattered around. The main wall is home to Red Wind.
The formation itself faces North, away from town. The wall has a wonderful atmosphere of seclusion despite it's short distance from downtown and easy access just off Foothill Trail.
The area surrounding the cliff, the views and the sweeping landscape, is incredible.
Park at the top of Signal where Shelf Road begins. Begin hiking up Shelf Road. After a few short minutes, take the Fox Canyon trail, on the left, and hike uphill for about a mile. Turn right onto Foothill trail. After a short distance, stay right at another fork. Continue on this trail for about .5 miles until you see the wall on the right. Total approach time is about thirty minutes.
Climbing Season For the Hwy 33/Ojai area.
Weather station 1.5 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Upper Ridge
Red Wind 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Central Coast
: ... : Upper Ridge
Crimp and edge your way up the steepest part of the wall.A distinct crux right off the ground (5.10d) leads to 35 feet of sustained and unprotected moves on thin but excellent features (5.10b/c R). At a good stance past the crux there is a place for some quality wires. The uppermost part of the climb is a section of exposed 5.8 on buckets and dishes. *a top-rope can easily be set up by combining a boulder and bushes for an anchor. Make sure to bring plenty of webbing or static line to extend...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Cori and Mike on 'Red Wind'.
'The Nest', as viewed from the top of the Red Wind...
Cori rappels while Matt and Amanda watch from Foot...