Saddle Rock Area Climbing
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A few small rock outcrops lie on the ridgeline here, with some very steep terrain. Only one recorded route exists, Rock on the Coast, 5.10. A popular hiking spot with incredible views above Montecito and out to the Channel Islands. A great sunset can be seen from here.
From the parking area at the end of Park Lane in Montecito (same as for San Ysidro), hike up the San Ysidro trail for 10 minutes until you can cross the creek to the left on the McMenemy trail. Follow the trail back down the creek and take a right at the first junction which begins to switch-back up the hill. At the top of the first hill, one can see the Saddle Rock area on the next ridgeline to the west. The canyon proper sits behind this ridge. Continue on the McMenemy trail, passing the Girard trail junction. The trail begins to drop slightly downhill and contour the hillside, then you arrive at the Saddle Rock junction. Head right and uphill another 50 yards to the Saddle Rock area. Expect a 45 minute approach, depending on one's fitness level.
Classic Climbing Routes at Saddle Rock Area
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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