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Routes in Upper Theology Crag

Beggar's Banquet S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Fade to Black S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Frizzle Fry S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
No Man Knows the Hour S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Titanium Albatross S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Trial of Faith TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Trouble With Normal, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unnamed (Water Jump Start) TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed 5.12a S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Unnamed 5.9 S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: andy patterson on Oct 8, 2007
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Stunning and intimidating climbing up a huge dihedral, then a wild bear-hug crux leading to the top. Awesome!


On the right side of Theology Crag.


take seven draws and some material to set up an anchor (there are bolts for the anchor, but if you want to top-rope the route you need to extend the anchor point)


steve edwards
steve edwards   SLC, UT
I said the same friggin' thing to Ruckman and you know what he told me. "if it were in Little Cottonwood it would be 11a." Well now I live in Little Cottonwood and no way is it 11a. 12a maybe. Anyway, it's a rad route. One of the best. Agreed. Mar 15, 2012
Richard Shore
Richard Shore  
The bearhug crux is unlike anything I've ever done. Crazy combination of compression strength and technique. If other routes like beggars banquet and crank start are 11c, this thing feels at least a grade or two harder. Whatever it is, wow! Jun 25, 2011
Nathan Welton
Estes Park, CO
Nathan Welton   Estes Park, CO
one of the best sport climbs in santa barbara. Jun 25, 2011
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
I led this line today and found the crux as exciting as ever. In my opinion, this route touts one of the most memorable crux sequences in the area, with the possible exception of T-Crack. Please, go do this route. Tread softly (as possible) on the middle section. Some holds may not last forever.

Also, the anchors on this route are suspect. Some new bolts might be nice. Jul 1, 2008