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La Cumbre Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,997'
Location: 34.49444, -119.71241 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Richard Shore on Mar 24, 2014
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The highest point in the hills immediately above Santa Barbara, with spectacular views of the coast and the Santa Ynez Valley to the North. There is one main climbing area here - the Earthwatch Wall - a short but severely overhung cliff with about a half-dozen or so bolted sport routes from 5.10 to 5.13.

There is also a 25' high TR crag located at the SE corner of the transmission station - the true highpoint of La Cumbre Peak. The steep east face holds a 5.10 route (Jumping Jive), the south face has 5.easy slabs, and the north face is class 2-3. There is also plenty of potential for bouldering around the peak - nothing documented - grab your pad and explore.

Getting There 

From Gibraltar Rd, head west on E Camino Cielo - or from Hwy 154, head east on E Camino Cielo for many winding miles to the obvious parking/gate for La Cumbre Peak.

For the more adventurous/masochistic folks - approach from Tunnel Trailhead at the bottom of 7 Falls.

Climbing Season

For the Santa Barbara area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For La Cumbre Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Blue = ascent, red = descent

Arlington - Cathedral - La Cumbre Peak Traverse 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  California : Central Coast : ... : Earthwatch Wall
In the spirit of other link-ups on the Central Coast (Spontaneous Order @ The Fortress on Hwy 33, 2 Hour 2 Tecate Challenge @ Bishop Peak) - this is a somewhat contrived 5th class way to bag all 3 peaks, gain some elevation, and get some miles under your feet. you can make the route as easy or as hard as you please, with options from 3rd class to 5.10c on each peak. The grade given here means nothing, really, unless you take my exact line.Starting at the Tunnel Trailhea...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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