Upper Gibraltar Rock Climbing
Routes in Upper Gibraltar
|A Route Runs Through It S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Crescent Direct, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Crescent, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Dazed and Confused S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Gibbon, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Slacker T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Soul, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Triple Overhang T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|GPS:||34.477, -119.679 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||M. Morley on Feb 5, 2006|
|Admins:||andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionUpper Gibraltar and Toxic Waste Wall together provide a high concentration of quality sport climbs mostly in the 5.10 range. One can spend a half day and log 8 pitches, and still have time to hit happy hour downtown. The panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean make for one of the more aesthetic cragging areas along the Central Coast, so be sure to pack the camera. South-facing means sun all day. This is a great winter crag, and rather miserable in the summer. Watch for poison oak at the base of the routes and along the approach trail.
I like to bring a light rack (a few TCUs and larger cams to 2") to supplement bolt protection on a few of the routes. In addition, there are a handful of trad lines in the 5.6 to 5.8 range.
Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Gibraltar
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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