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San Ysidro (Upper) Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.43582, -119.68119 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Alex Bury on Apr 30, 2016
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A small, secluded cliff up the canyon from the popular Lower San Ysidro area.
Climbers should beware that much of the area is choked with poison oak.

Getting There 

Hike up San Ysidro canyon for roughly 45 minutes, passing the lower area and staying right when the single track trail branches off from the dirt road.
Continue up the trail, passing some paved switchbacks and pipe handrailing. After a short distance, the cliff will be visible across the creek to the left.

Climbing Season

For the Santa Barbara area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in San Ysidro (Upper)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for San Ysidro (Upper):
Gnome Fingers   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 70'   
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Featured Route For San Ysidro (Upper)
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the finger-crack crux of Gnome Fingers.

Gnome Fingers 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Central Coast : ... : San Ysidro (Upper)
Begin in a left facing corner and climb to a roof. Exit right out the roof and get situated at the bottom of a long (by Santa Barbara standards) and very splitter finger crack. Crank through a series of amazing finger locks to a flared hand/fist crack. 15 feet of easy and fun 5.8 face climbing leads to a comfortable belay ledge. The belay takes 1/2-2" pieces. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Alex Bury
From: Ojai, CA
Apr 30, 2016
More info/routes/pics coming soon.

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