Elevation: 746 ft
GPS: 34.471, -119.251 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Feb 17, 2006
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Foothill Crag is to the north of Ojai, presumably named as it is because it is at the end of Foothill Road (it is also known as "The Foot", 'though there doesn't seem to be any reason for that). The north-facing crag has two separate areas of gritty sandstone with 18 routes, many with some bolts, but none quite "sport bolted." A couple of the routes have sufficient bolts so one may decide to lead without gear. Small to medium cams will help, but the protection is a bit sparse.

However, all of the routes can be top-roped, so excessive valor is not necessarily required. Several of the routes can be top-roped from fixed anchors accessible from the top of the crag, but several others require using trees and bushes as anchor points and extending the anchor point over the lip of the cliff. Forty or fifty feet or so of static line or webbing is necessary.

Getting There

First, note that there are access issues with Foothill Crag. In former days, climbers would park at end of Foothill Road and walk the 3 minutes to the crag. However, the residents objected and parking is not allowed (and apparently, unauthorized vehicles will be cited and towed).

To get to the crag use the accepted and authorized method: From downtown Ojai, heading east on Ojai Avenue (Highway 150) turn left on Signal Street (there is a light - the signal). Signal Street curves right into Grand Avenue, but continue on Signal towards the hills. Turn left at the National Forest sign that points to "Pratt/Foothill Trailhead." Continue past a watertank on the right to a trailhead parking area.

The trail starts on the south side of the parking area, towards the valley. Hike on the trail (eventually passing between houses and backyards) until the trail reaches Foothill Road. Continue on the road uphill until a gate is reached. Continue past the gate on the now dirt road, passing the west end of a hill on your right (the crag is on the north side of the hill. Take the first trail that leads to the right. The north-facing crag is only partially visible from the road. The hike takes about 25-30 minutes. Lat/Long: 34.4705N 119.2512W

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Classic Climbing Routes at Foothill Crag ("The Foot")

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 25
The Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 9
Sob Story
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Moon Doggies
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 10
I Love L.A.
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 17
Ruthless Poodles
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 7
From the Ashes
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 8
Chummin' for Splatter
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Crack
 25
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Sob Story
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
Moon Doggies
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
I Love L.A.
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
Ruthless Poodles
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport, TR
From the Ashes
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Chummin' for Splatter
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Sport
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