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Shaded forest. Quality over quantity here. Take grades with grain of salt. This is dare I say, the most solid stone in Santa Barbara. We didn't brake a hold while establishing any of these lines. Definitely worth the hike if you are looking for quality bouldering or something new in the area. Enjoy the beautiful shaded hike and forest!
p.s. we cleared a lot of poison oak and built the landing up a bit, but stay on the alert that stuff is everywhere.
p.p.s. if these have been done before, let me know.

Getting There

Hike for approx. 20-30 min. up the west fork of Cold Springs Trail. Boulders are on the trail.

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andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
Some actual geologists should weigh in, but I'm pretty sure the white stuff is some kind of cold water sandstone--and a particularly good batch at that. But it seems almost crystalline at times. Crazy good rock. May 12, 2014
Nice Andy!
Stoked to see you agree with our assessment of the area. Do we know what kind of rock that white stone is? It can't be sandstone… or can it? May 12, 2014
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
Okay, so I went here after reading Tyler's postings, and GOOD GOD, the rock quality is amazing. Seriously: it might have some of the best stone I've ever touched on the California Coast. You can actually have a solid session here, even though the volume of problems isn't as high as other areas. I can't believe I walked by these rocks for years, looked at them, and then just kept walking. May 11, 2014
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
As always, way to be intrepid! When I was at Westmont back in 2001, and just getting in to climbing, I did a little bit of exploring up there, but it never amounted to much. Usually, we had ropes with us, and were on our way to the Tangerine Falls sport climbs. I can't tell you how many times we looked at those boulders and said "hmmm, there's probably some good problems..."

But again, we never did anything about it. Tony Becchio et al might know more. I think they spent more time back there. Cold Springs has lots of rock—the trick is accessing it. San Ysidro Canyon also has buckets of good river stone, but it's either nestled in P.O. or has horrible landings. May 11, 2014

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