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Hwy 166/Silly Rock

California > Central Coast

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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Paul Hatalsky coming out of the Hell cave at Owl Tor, Hell of the Upsidedown Sinners 5.12.<br>
Photo Tom Slater
[Hide Photo] Paul Hatalsky coming out of the Hell cave at Owl Tor, Hell of the Upsidedown Sinners 5.12. Photo Tom Slater
Brandon Thau at Owl Tor.<br>
Photo Tom Slater
[Hide Photo] Brandon Thau at Owl Tor. Photo Tom Slater
Tom Slater on the cobble climb Sith 5.9+, Miller's Crossing.<br>
Photo Ryan Lee
[Hide Photo] Tom Slater on the cobble climb Sith 5.9+, Miller's Crossing. Photo Ryan Lee
Larry Harris on Millennium 5.10, Big Rocks.<br>
Photo Tom Slater
[Hide Photo] Larry Harris on Millennium 5.10, Big Rocks. Photo Tom Slater

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[Hide Comment] Map for parking and trails to Owl Tor & Mr. Lee's: click here Aug 8, 2013