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Routes in Gainsborough Boulders

Elevation: 796 ft
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Shared By: RafaelRAncheta on Jun 21, 2013 with updates from Joey Catama
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Short but overhanging sandstone with a couple fun problems, elimination problems make for good times. The wall itself is about 20 yards long in the shade almost all day. Not a destination area but an excellent place to train for locals mostly due to proximity and not worrying about every hold breaking off *cough* Mystery Science Theater. At first I hesitated at putting this up however there have been no access issues for the time I have been climbing here. As the rest of the areas in the local vicinity have been shut down I thought that this would be a convenient alternative. Please leave no trace. Also feel free to chip in on the grading, I know its off.

Also don't climb here after rain, the holds will break.

UPDATED directions thanks to Joseph:
The address for the base of the hill is 285-461 W Gainsborough Rd. If you have trouble look up Tarantula Hill. Park by the oak tree.

Getting There

Exit the 101 and head north on Moorpark Road then turn right on Gainsborough Road. You will see the boulders sticking out of a hill on the left, nicknamed Tarantula Hill by locals.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gainsborough Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 6
Redwood Corner
Boulder
V1 5
 5
Hook
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 6
Tarantula Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
The Overhang
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Redwood Corner
 6
V0 4 Boulder
Hook
 5
V1 5 Boulder
Tarantula Traverse
 6
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
The Overhang
 3
V5 6C Boulder
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Joey Catama
Thousand Oaks, CA
Joey Catama   Thousand Oaks, CA
The address for the base of the hill is 285-461 W Gainsborough Rd. If you have trouble look up Tarantula Hill. The smaller boulder has pretty good solid rock but is only about 8ishfeet high. The traverse from right to left is very good at about v5-. The right side of the boulder has a really good v1 or 2. I think you start on the big thing sticking out then go straight up on some cool sloper jugs. (note: you don't need pads for this boulder, the landing is very flat with dirt.) The lower bigger 12ft overhung boulder has some potential for the aretes but the landing is pretty bad. There are bolts at the top of the boulder if you want to top rope them. Good place for a beginner to moderate climber for a afternoon. And the hill also boasts very nice sunsets when you stand at the top of the hill. Sep 22, 2015
Derek Field
Flagstaff, AZ
Derek Field   Flagstaff, AZ
Glad to see this boulder get some attention. As an undergrad at CLU I logged many many hours keeping it clean of sagebrush. I'm not much for bouldering, but the main traverse is the best problem I have ever done. Will test everything you've got, especially endurance!

One thing I should mention is that, in 3 years of climbing regularly here, I watched the crimps go through a LOT of change. Some routes got noticeably easier, while others became harder. Don't touch this thing for a couple days after it rains! Nov 30, 2016

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