Lower Mission Canyon Rock Climbing
North facing and shady. Quite secluded as the approach, while beautiful, requires a bit of gumption. The rock quality varies from good to very dirty. Most of the routes are rife with lichen.
Park at Tunnel Trail trailhead. Walk on the paved road for about 3/4 of a mile till the trail crosses Mission Creek via a bridge. Scramble down into the creek and commence a 20-30 minute boulder-hopping adventure past poison oak and pristine swimming holes. You will eventually arrive at the base of the crag (on the left). A small cave at the base of the cliff is a good place to rack up and get your bearings. Pin Tan Alley begins about fifteen feet to the left of the cave, and Blowin' Chunks begins about 80 feet to the left of the cave and up the hill.
Climbing Season For the Santa Barbara area.
Weather station 3.3 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Lower Mission Canyon
Blowin' Chunks 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Central Coast
: ... : Lower Mission Canyon
Begin by clambering up beautiful orange shelves, and past a small tree. The corner steepens into a 5.9 lieback through dirty and lichenous rock. Follow the crack to the left and up. Prepare yourselve for truly adventurous climbing (i.e. sandy holds, poison oak, lichen, route-finding, and vintage bolts that look like they wouldn't hold an infant)!...[more] Browse More Classics in California