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Bay Tree Boulders Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: r. tyler gross on May 10, 2014
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Description 

Shaded forest. Quality over quantity here. Take grades with grain of salt. This is dare I say, the most solid stone in Santa Barbara. We didn't brake a hold while establishing any of these lines. Definitely worth the hike if you are looking for quality bouldering or something new in the area. Enjoy the beautiful shaded hike and forest!
p.s. we cleared a lot of poison oak and built the landing up a bit, but stay on the alert that stuff is everywhere.
p.p.s. if these have been done before, let me know.

Getting There 

Hike for approx. 20-30 min. up the west fork of Cold Springs Trail. Boulders are on the trail.

Climbing Season

For the * Santa Barbara Bouldering area.

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bay Tree Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bay Tree Boulders:
Spit Shine   V1-2 5     Boulder, 15'   
Pipe Dream   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   
Brush Me Baby   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 10'   
Olsmolke   V6- 7A     Boulder, 12'   
Rattled by the Rush   V7+ 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For Bay Tree Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Daniel K. with slab technique on Spit Shine.

Spit Shine V1-2 5  California : Central Coast : ... : Bay Tree Boulders
Crux is getting off the ground. Left hand crimp, high right toe. Head straight up amazing slab through huecos. Left arete is on, but stay true to the face for the full experience.The right side of this boulder could see a hard project with a bad landing. If anyone is psyched....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By andy patterson
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From: Carpinteria, CA
May 11, 2014
As always, way to be intrepid! When I was at Westmont back in 2001, and just getting in to climbing, I did a little bit of exploring up there, but it never amounted to much. Usually, we had ropes with us, and were on our way to the Tangerine Falls sport climbs. I can't tell you how many times we looked at those boulders and said "hmmm, there's probably some good problems..."

But again, we never did anything about it. Tony Becchio et al might know more. I think they spent more time back there. Cold Springs has lots of rock—the trick is accessing it. San Ysidro Canyon also has buckets of good river stone, but it's either nestled in P.O. or has horrible landings.
By andy patterson
Administrator
From: Carpinteria, CA
May 11, 2014
Okay, so I went here after reading Tyler's postings, and GOOD GOD, the rock quality is amazing. Seriously: it might have some of the best stone I've ever touched on the California Coast. You can actually have a solid session here, even though the volume of problems isn't as high as other areas. I can't believe I walked by these rocks for years, looked at them, and then just kept walking.
By r. tyler gross
May 12, 2014
Nice Andy!
Stoked to see you agree with our assessment of the area. Do we know what kind of rock that white stone is? It can't be sandstone… or can it?
By andy patterson
Administrator
From: Carpinteria, CA
May 12, 2014
Some actual geologists should weigh in, but I'm pretty sure the white stuff is some kind of cold water sandstone--and a particularly good batch at that. But it seems almost crystalline at times. Crazy good rock.

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