Elevation: 1,300 ft
GPS: 34.466, -119.705 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Edward Pultar on Aug 8, 2010
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes


Santa Barbara, California, has nice weather year-round with plenty of sunshine. Range of climbing grades: 5.6 to 5.10a.
To get down from the climbs either rappel down from the fixed anchors on top or walk off.
The routes face north and get shade most the day but it is also easy to step into the sunshine if you need to warm up.
Classic Santa Barbara sandstone climbing that was discovered in 2009 after fires in the area. Area mostly developed by two PhD students from the Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Getting There

From California Highway 101 North or South, exit at Mission Road and go north on Mission Road to the Santa Barbara mission. Continue north past the Mission on Los Olivos which turns into Mission Canyon Road. Make a right at Foothill Road (Highway 192) then a left at Mission Canyon Road. Continue on Mission Canyon Road until you are able to fork to the left to get on Tunnel Rd. Follow Tunnel Rd. to the end and look for parking before the water tower. Walk the paved tunnel trail for a few minutes until a paved road forks off to the right. Take this road on the right down to the end then take the trail down to the water. At the creek find the canyon with the wavy rocks and take this up until you find Yard Sale crag. See photos and Google My Maps ( maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=… ) for a more detailed description. Click here to see parking and the approach with Google Earth.

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Nick Sullens
Nick Sullens   Yosemite
Awesome little crag! Great for people just getting started and the approach is gorgeous, as well as the view of Santa Barbara from the top! Good find guys. Jan 16, 2011
Matt N
Santa Barbara, CA
Matt N   Santa Barbara, CA
Wanted to climb this crag today, but it was so overgrown we decided against the bushwhack. Someone please update if they find an alternate approach. May 28, 2011
Trevor V.
Santa Barbara, Ca
Trevor V.   Santa Barbara, Ca
^^^ Also tried to climb here, on Sunday, sooo overgrown, not bushwhacking for days to get there. May 31, 2011
I hope it gets cleaned up! You can also approach from Mission Canyon Road (see the map) where there was construction work being done when we worked on this area years ago. Good luck. Jun 26, 2011
Approach was overgrown, even worse when you get to the bottom of the crag. Next time will be looking into an approach via Mission Canyon Road if possible. Jul 24, 2011
Tried to approach via Mission Canyon Rd but couldn't find an "easy" way without lots of trespassing so we bushwhacked to crag from Tunnel Trail side. Lots of poison oak on the scramble up (after crossing the creek). All the climbs were very sandy. Jul 25, 2011
IMHO...Not worth the hike..."Indiana Jones" style spider webs blocking the trail every 10 feet, poison oak, overgrown and loose trail, etc. Routes will take some time to clean up, but at this point the rock is extremely sandy and does not inspire confidence. Feb 6, 2012
Jeff K  
So completely overgrown! I tried to see if I could approach it from above but wound up doing a very long uphill trek with a loaded climbing pack. Any other approaches to this place? I would be able to volunteer to do a trail cleaning if anyone else out there is available? Nov 20, 2012
Attempted the approach before reading the last comment. Trail is still insanely overgrown, would not even consider it a trail. You can see the wall from the fire road, does look really nice. Has anyone else attempted this spot recently, or know another way to get there? Dec 23, 2015
Did this in mid 2016. I couldn't find a trail, so I just picked a line that looked less overgrown than the rest and went for it. Although the wall is relatively small, it was still super fun.

Update: Jan 2018: I was climbing nearby and I noticed two people at the base. They had mentioned that it took them a while to find it. There is no trail to this crag, and I'm not sure the last time the bolts were checked-so bring a wrench! Aug 20, 2017