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Lower Cold Springs Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.45637, -119.65337 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: andy patterson on Oct 11, 2016
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Shady, riparian, and absolutely beautiful. While mainly popular among hikers, Cold Springs Canyon offers excellent bouldering on stunningly good stone. Probably the best rock in SB. Problems are generally not concentrated in groups and tend to be loosely scattered as you walk up the canyon, but there's a great range of moderates and a handful of brick-hard lines. Think of it as a buffet of delicious delicacies, in which you have to walk from course to course. Yum.

The climbing in Cold Springs is divided in to two general sections. The lower canyon includes everything from the trailhead to The Suspended Boulder, and the upper canyon includes The Bay Tree Boulders, and everything above those blocs towards Tangerine Falls.

Getting There 

Start at Cold Springs Canyon trailhead:

Climbing Season

For the * Santa Barbara Bouldering area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Yuling toe hooking the start jug.

Extraterrestrial Spectacle V4 6B  California : Central Coast : ... : Spaceship Boulder
Start at the left of the two low jugs. Follow a rail leftwards to a mantle on two good crimps. Additionally, you can continue to follow the rail all the way to the left side of the boulder and mantle there at around the same grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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