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Routes in Upper Foothill (The Hideout)

Biome T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fern Dust T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fiddleneck Aréte T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Frond, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Indian Paintbrush T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Silver Carpet T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 41 ft
FA: Alex Bury, Michael Kaffel, Cori Tite (2013)
Page Views: 66 total, 1/month
Shared By: Alex Bury on Dec 22, 2013
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Park near the top of Signal Street. Details

Description

Turn the roof via the very short, wide crack (10a). Then lieback the huge rib to reach the two bolt anchor.

Top Roping: a top rope can easily be set up from above.
From the top of the crag, walk down the left side (climber's left) to access the big ledge halfway up the face. At the end of the ledge, the top of Fern Dust is marked by two black bolts with rings.

Location

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The route can be easily identified from the meadow as the pronounced rib, terminating at the ledge.
Upon reaching the meadow, follow the trail into the trees. The trail will rise and head left, following the cliff band. Before you reach the 3rd class gully, a faint trail heads downhill. Follow this climber's trail to the base.

Protection

A large cam can protect the steep start very well.
From a great stance above the roof, a good medium sized cam can be placed behind the rib.

Photos

Alex Bury
Ojai, CA
 
Alex Bury   Ojai, CA
 
Dev. Notes:
The base was harder to reach when 'Fern Dust' was done, and I rapped the dirty groove adjacent to get to the start. Ergo, the ascent didn't earn ground-up stripes, but the fa went down first try without further notable tactics.
Jan 19, 2015