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California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering

Ocean's Eleven: Bouldering Around Santa Barbara

Bob Banks / Alpen Books



This is the definitive guidebook to 11 superb bouldering areas located in and around Santa Barbara.

  • Author: Bob Banks
  • Softcover; 144 pages; topos, black-and-white photos
  • Alpen Books; copyright 2003
  • Thoroughly researched book comes complete with historical hoopla, action photos and storytelling
  • Also includes recommended eating and drinking lists to finish up each session
  • Covers Pine Mountain, The Swimming Hole, Lizard's Mouth, The Brickyard and more

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California : Central Coast

Sport Climbing in the Santa Monicas (Southern California Climbing Guides)

Sport Climbing in the Santa Monicas

Louie Anderson (2003) Maximus Press

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A rock climbing guide to the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California. Lavishly illustrated with maps, topos and action photos. A sport climbers paradise with a year round climate.

* Paperback: 250 pages
* Publisher: Maximus Press; 2nd edition (July 2003)
* Language: English
* ISBN: 0967611660
* Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Rock Climbing Santa Barbara and Ventura, by Steve Edwards

Rock Climbing Santa Barbara and Ventura

Steve Edwards (2000) Falcon Guide

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From Amazon.com:

"Santa Barbara and Ventura counties have long been known as sublime tourist areas, but the rock climbing and bouldering along the California's south-central coast are just beginning to attract the attention they richly deserve. From the sweeping walls of the Echo Cliffs to the awesome overhangs at the Owl Tor, from classic problems at Painted Cave to the vast boulderfields atop Pine Mountain, the many routes and boulder problems described in this book will appeal to a wide range of tastes and abilities. Written by one of the area's leading activists, Rock Climbing Santa Barbara and Ventura provides first-hand information to more than 50 scenic and uncrowded climbing areas not to be left off your tick-list."

California : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo

California Central Coast Climbs: San Luis Obispo, by Tom Slater

California Central Coast Climbing: San Luis Obispo

Tom Slater

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This is the most current guidebook available for San Luis Obispo County. It is available in many small shops around California, including:

Mountain Air Sports
667 Marsh St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-1676

California : Central Coast : Pinnacles National Park

Climber's Guide Pinnacles National Monument

David Rubine, 1995, 2002. Globe Pequot Press

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Sold online through Amazon at a fair price.

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