Elevation: 3,614 ft
GPS: 34.486, -119.694 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard Shore on Sep 11, 2012
Admins: andy patterson, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Some short moderate sport climbs and topropes in a beautiful pine forest setting with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Channel Islands, Santa Barbara and Goleta. The rock is of decent quality (per SB), and generally contains a bit of lichen due to the lack of traffic.

The fantastic Caveman Boulder, with ***/**** sport routes from 5.11 to 5.13 is also located in this area, and is a must-visit spot for the "hard" sportster. Caveman is basically one large boulder with a couple of stout routes on its south face. Its namesake route is worth the hike by itself. This area has a great view of Santa Barbara and is reminiscent of the fir tree paradise of Pine Mountain. Not a bad place to bring non-climbers as well, if you can convince them to belay you on your project.

Getting There

Driving up Gibraltar Rd from town, take a left at the Gibraltar Road/Camino Cielo "T" and park in a turnout on the left side of the road. Walk back DOWN Gibraltar Road about 100 feet, then take a trail up and to your right. The trail is actually in pretty good condition. Once you climb the small peak and enter a boulder field overlook, use the attached photo to figure out where the climbs are located. The trail continues into the boulderfield, but don't expect much of a trail to or between the individual routes. Some minor bushwhacking will ensue.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Potter's Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Operation Crumb Weasel
Sport, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 18
Caveman
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Pretzel Logic
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Omega Glory
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Operation Crumb Weasel
 3
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Caveman
 18
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Pretzel Logic
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Omega Glory
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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