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Trad, TR, 80 ft,
Avg: 2.7 from 50
FA: Yvon Chouinard and Sir Christian Bonnington
> Central Coast
> Santa Barbara
> San Ysidro
Applied Magnetic is one of the few moderate trad routes in the area. In true Santa Barbara tradition, the crack is more of a seam, and there are only a few good jams before the route gives way to face climbing.
The route is the pocketed crack left of the 3rd class gully and right of Vanishing Flakes.
A vaguely continuous crack for the first twenty feet transitions to slab after going around right of the bulge. Up and left there is a bolt around 2/3 of the way up the climb.
[Hide Photo] Applied Magnetics: Old & New According to conversations with Tom Adam and others, the original line taken by Chouinard & party up "Applied Magnetics" followed a shallow, intermittent seam all th…