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The Soul

5.11b, Sport, 100 ft,  Avg: 2 from 4 votes
FA: Jeff Buhl & Mike Brown, 1992
California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > Gibraltar Area > Upper Gibraltar

Description

The third bolted line from the left. Start at the top of the loose gully. 5.9ish climbing past 3 bolts up to the horizontal break, then continue STRAIGHT past a steep, awkward bulge (crux). There seems to be a trick here, but I'll let you figure it out for yourself. Continue on easier ground to a 2-bolt anchor.

Protection

Bolts, supplemental gear for upper section (optional).

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A collage of photos taken by Aaron Chabot, Brooks Institute photography student, who happened to have his camera on hand.  Thanks Aaron!
[Hide Photo] A collage of photos taken by Aaron Chabot, Brooks Institute photography student, who happened to have his camera on hand. Thanks Aaron!

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Tom Shank
Santa Barbara, CA
[Hide Comment] Call me crazy, but I couldn't find the second pair of anchors for "The Soul" and "The Gibbon." Luckily I had enough to just climb up and over. Did they get removed recently? And, the face farther right looks promising, anyone ever think of bolting some routes there? Apr 3, 2013
Matthew Fienup
Ventura, CA
[Hide Comment] I don't recall there ever being a second set of anchors for the Gibbon/Soul. I've always used the anchors atop A Route Runs Through It et al. or built a traditional anchor.

The face to the right has long been a top-rope (and referred to in guidebooks). There is a single bolt on top that can be combined with bushes or a 3-inch cam to make a top rope anchor. Apr 3, 2013