Crag Full of Dynamite Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Standing room only at Crago'
Excellent moderate sport routes. Zero Approach--belay from the hood of the car! Only enough climbing for a half-day but still worth the drive. This site offers an excellent escape from the usual weekend crowds at Gibraltar. The routes are all on typical (i.e. soft) Central Coast sandstone.
Perhaps the single best perk is the outstanding view into Los Padres, to the north.
Weather / Climbing Season
The site faces north making the site an ice box in the winter. Just beyond the reach of coastal cooling, the site can be sweltering in the summer. Consider Crag Full of Dynamite to be a mostly Spring/Fall crag.
From Gibraltar Rock, drive uphill on Gibraltar Road for about five minutes. Turn Right on Camino Cielo and drive for approximately 6 miles (about ten minutes). The crag overlooks the road on the right hand side.
Weather station 3.3 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Crag Full of Dynamite
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Crag Full of Dynamite:
Featured Route For Crag Full of Dynamite
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA
: Central Coast
: ... : Crag Full of Dynamite
This route takes the tallest (and highest quality) line at the crag. The crux is pulling over a small roof with a bolt overhead.Several bolts of sustained, delicate slab climbing (stay low on the slab and out of the gully for full value) give way to a truly difficult clip and then the steep crux. One more bolt leads to the anchors.If you manage to clip the seventh bolt, the crux is extremely well protected. All in all a very memorable route! ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: Crag Full of Dynamite looking west.
BETA PHOTO: Crag Full of Dynamite
From: Sacramento, CA
May 8, 2009
"Excellent" might be a bit optimistic description of this crag, but it's worth a quick visit if in the area. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is the best of the bunch. All 9 routes are visible in this Photo.
If the route names appear a bit odd, rent the movie.
Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly): The 1966 western starring Clint Eastwood. Three gunmen set out to find a hidden fortune. Who will walk away with the cash?
By Sam Prentice
Jan 18, 2011
Choss pile. As of 1/16/11, the 16" of rain this year on the SB flats (def more on the camino cielo spine) have created a weathering rind out of this surface. Bolts "look" okay, but the climbing features are crap. No amount of drying will matter - if you head here this year, expect to be doing a lot of recleaning, muttering, and wondering why you don't live closer to real rock.
By Jim H
From: Pasadena, CA
Jun 21, 2016
Climbed this last year. The rock and location were great for our group. There was little to no traffic on the road and enough space that we didn't need to stand in the road to belay.
The bolts and holds were all fine and I highly recommend this for a group looking to tick some moderates.