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Routes in Cougar Crag West

5.6 Free Solo, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bert's Face T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Big Bird T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Black Arch, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Chris' Face TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cookie Monster Corner!, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Dirty Dihedral, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Enter Slabman T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ernie's Arete T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Grassy Gully, The T 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a PG13
Great White Pillar, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hidden Finger Crack T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Iron Cross Traverse, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mel and Josh's Wild Ride T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Mel's Climb S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Original Route direct start variation T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Original Route, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Oscar the Grouch T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Predisposition TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Stahn Solo T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
There is a Bat in my Backpack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Whitewall Route, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Shared By: Joshua Reinig on May 19, 2014
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Climbing permitted, but keep a low profile Details
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Superb technical face and slab climbing up an amazing round blunt arête/pillar! Perfect bulletproof white granite with great positioning and exposure.


The Great White Pillar is found at the extreme left end of Cougar Crag West. Follow Quarry Trail all the way to the Western most portion of the main wall. Once at the main wall, the GWP will be the obvious pillaresque formation to climbers left.


SLCD's up to 3". 3 old school bolts. 1 bolt anchor equalized with slung cap stone.


Mannamedstan Smith
Carpinteria, CA
Mannamedstan Smith   Carpinteria, CA
From the top of Chris' face, it looks like a few hangers are gone. Lots of suspect bolts around this area (CC WEST), with guidance I am willing to slowly refurbish these climbs. I would like to talk to someone about how I can help. I might start with some pruning clippers.

Rap slings will need love too. Jul 16, 2014
Joshua Reinig
Joshua Reinig  
Cleaning up the trail and giving some love to the tat that exists up there is a good start. The last time I think anyone has done so was around 2004-2005. Still has alot of potential for new development and yes replacing some of the bolts from yesteryear! Would love to get up there to help out but am a bit preoccupied right now with Tahquitz season being in full swing. I'll hit you up in the next month or so. :) Jul 23, 2014
Hey MannamedStan,

You still around? I’m climbing out here. Hit me up... Apr 4, 2018

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