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Areas in Hwy 166/Silly Rock

Big Rocks 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
China Boulder, The 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Doom Wall 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Hondo Boulder, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Miller's Crossing 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Mr. Lees Greater Hong Kong 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Owl Tor 0 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Sea of Love Wall, The 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Elevation: 1,261 ft
GPS: 35.111, -120.096 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: steve edwards on May 3, 2004
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

In large area just north of Hwy 166 on the SLO/Santa Barbara Co border that is similar to the Pinnacles of N.Cal in look and feel. The rock quality, if possible, is actually worse than its northern cousin rendering trad routes mighty scare. There are a few different crags that vary greatly, from adventure climbing on Mt Doom to the outdoor gym that is Owl Tor. The area has about 100 routes total and all you need is a rack of draws, some guns, and a little gumption.

Getting There

Take Hwy 166 east of Santa Maria for about 30 minutes to Rock Front Ranch. Turn left. The Owl Tor is .5 mile and Mr Lees Greater Hong Kong is at around mile 2.5. In between you'll find routes on many formations. Also, 3 sport routes can be found on a rock right on 166, as well as a block down in the creek.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hwy 166/Silly Rock

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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
China Is Here
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
The Power Of Eating (a.k.a. "Power")
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tower of the Damned
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Auto Magic
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
When The Sea Doesn't Want You
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Anchor Punch
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Hell of the Upside Down Sinners
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Chips Ahoy
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
The Old Pro Skill
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Crocodile Hunter
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
New Shatterhand
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Hardboiled
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Rubble
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Better Than Life
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Buddhist Palm
Sport
China Is Here China Boulder 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Power Of Eating (a.k.a.… Owl Tor 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Tower of the Damned Doom Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Auto Magic Owl Tor 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
When The Sea Doesn't Want You Owl Tor 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Anchor Punch Owl Tor 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hell of the Upside Down Sin… Owl Tor 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Chips Ahoy Owl Tor 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Old Pro Skill Owl Tor 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Crocodile Hunter Mr. Lees Greater Hong Kong 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
New Shatterhand Owl Tor 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Hardboiled Mr. Lees Greater Hong Kong 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Rubble Owl Tor 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Better Than Life Owl Tor 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Buddhist Palm Mr. Lees Greater Hong Kong 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
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Map for parking and trails to Owl Tor & Mr. Lee's: click here Aug 8, 2013

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