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Upper Theology Crag

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L to R R to L Alpha
Beggar's Banquet S 
Titanium Albatross S 
Trial of Faith TR 
Trouble With Normal, The S 
Unknown 5.10d S 
Unknown 5.11d S,TR 
Unnamed (Water Jump Start) TR 
Unnamed 5.12a S 
Unnamed 5.9 S 
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Upper Theology Crag Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.47591, -119.70418 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: andy patterson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: andy patterson on Oct 8, 2007
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The engraving at the base of Theology Crag

Description 

A short hike past the popular Seven Falls area. Touts some of Santa Barbara's most exciting sport climbs on interesting rock. The climbing tends to be dead-vertical to overhanging and on the difficult side (5.11 to 5.12). Most of the routes are in the shade all day so climbing is great year-round (it can even get quite cold in the winter).

Getting There 

Hike up Tunnel Trail and head towards the junction of Inspiration Point. Once you reach Mission Creek and the junction for Inspiration Point, hike up Mission Creek till you reach some relatively easy bouldering/scrambling. You will pass several pools then encounter about 10 minutes of riverbed walking. The crag is on your right and has a large carving from the early 1900's at its base.

Climbing Season

For the Santa Barbara area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',2],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Theology Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Theology Crag:
The Trouble With Normal   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 70'   
Beggar's Banquet   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 65'   
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Featured Route For Upper Theology Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Trouble With Normal follows the red x's

The Trouble With Normal 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Central Coast : ... : Upper Theology Crag
Stunning and intimidating climbing up a huge dihedral, then a wild bear-hug crux leading to the top. Awesome!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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