Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 34.638, -119.319 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Davi Rivas on Feb 13, 2006
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Description

Sandstone boulder field that extends the length of the Pine Mountain ridge line, which is basically Goodwin Canyon to Haddock Peak (about 6 miles) and down both the northern and southern slopes.

Getting There

From Ojai, take CA 33 north about 30 miles to turn off for Pine Mountain. Then follow paved road about 6 miles to camping area.

Guidebooks

Oceans Eleven-Bouldering Around Santa Barbara (2003) by Bob Banks
Rock Climbing Santa Barbara & Ventura (2000) by Steve Edwards
Enlightenment Ridge Bouldering Guide (1998) by Reese Martin. From Mother Rock magazine(out of print) #11 March/April 1998.
Pine Mountain (1998) by Wills Young from Climbing Magazine #175, May 1998
Santa Barbara Bouldering (1997) by Steve Edwards, self published, long out of print.

Camping

Currently, there are only thirteen legal campsites in the two campgrounds on top of Pine Mountain.
There are six campsites in what is called the Pine Mountain Campground(the Picnic Area). These six sites are kind of crammed together in what used to be one large group campsite, but each are fixed with their own picnic table and fire ring. These campsites are flat and shady and are just a few minutes walking from The Picnic Area and the Jewel boulders. There is one pit toilet at this campground.
Pine Mountain campground(Picnic Area), Pine Mountain.
Ten more minutes up the road is the Reyes Campground where one will find and additional four legal campsites, the Rasberry Spring trailhead and another pit toilet. These sites are also flat and shady and are just five minutes walking from Happy Hunting Grounds. These sites also have a picnic tables and a fire rings and are all within site of eachother.
Third from last campsite(aka First Campsite), Pine Mountain.
The last three campsites on the mountain are rather isolated from each other and are situated right ontop of Pine Mountain's main climbing areas. Also fixed withh picnic tables and fire rings.Due to their privacy and proximity to the climbing these three sites are by far the most popular, even though they lack the shade found in the other sites. Two of them have climbable boulders right in the site.
Second from last campsite, Pine Mountain
There are numerous "illegal" sites with makeshift fire rings and no picnic tables spread to be found as well, including the Reyes Peak trailhead(end of the road). The end of the road also has the cleanest pit tiolet on the mountain.
Reyes Peak trailhead, Pine Mountain.

Campground fees are now $20/night.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pine Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 17
Peerless Plates
Boulder
V0 4
 28
Fifteen Years On Ice
Boulder
V1 5 R
 42
Rapunzel
Boulder
V2 5+
 45
Dirt Bag
Boulder
V2 5+
 39
New Ways to get from A to B
Boulder
V2 5+
 37
Quiet Soul
Boulder
V3 6A
 55
Painted Carnival
Boulder
V3 6A
 47
Happy Hunting Grounds (a.k.a. He…
Boulder
V3 6A
 27
Hueco Problem
Boulder
V4 6B
 18
The Crystal Groove
Boulder
V5 6C
 27
Sky Diver
Boulder
V5 6C
 16
Gardez l'eau
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 27
Sock Hop
Boulder
V6 7A
 29
Dissing Euros
Boulder
V10 7C+
 6
Welcome to the Darkside
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Peerless Plates Enlightenment Ridge
 17
V0 4 Boulder
Fifteen Years On Ice Happy Hunting Grounds
 28
V0 4 Boulder
Rapunzel Enlightenment Ridge
 42
V1 5 R Boulder
Dirt Bag Happy Hunting Grounds
 45
V2 5+ Boulder
New Ways to get from A to B Happy Hunting Grounds
 39
V2 5+ Boulder
Quiet Soul Enlightenment Ridge
 37
V2 5+ Boulder
Painted Carnival Picnic Area Boulders
 55
V3 6A Boulder
Happy Hunting Grounds (a.k.… Happy Hunting Grounds
 47
V3 6A Boulder
Hueco Problem Lower Ridge
 27
V3 6A Boulder
The Crystal Groove Enlightenment Ridge
 18
V4 6B Boulder
Sky Diver Happy Hunting Grounds
 27
V5 6C Boulder
Gardez l'eau Enlightenment Ridge
 16
V5 6C Boulder
Sock Hop Lower Ridge
 27
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Dissing Euros Happy Hunting Grounds
 29
V6 7A Boulder
Welcome to the Darkside Enlightenment Ridge
 6
V10 7C+ Boulder
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