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Shelf Ridge Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,000'
Location: 34.4692, -119.23399 View Map  Incorrect?
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Michael Kaffel and Cori Tight on 'Red Wind'.


Shelf Ridge features several TR's, a handful of trad lines, and one bolted route. None of the climbs have their own anchors so come prepared to sling objects and extend your master point.
The Fox Canyon area forms the western boundary while Couch Rock marks the easternmost point.

Getting There 

Park at the top of Signal Street and hike up Shelf Road. Take Fox Canyon trail, on your left. After hiking uphill for about a mile, stay right at a fork (marked by a sign post). After a short ways, stay right at another fork (again marked). Continue for about another half mile. The Red Wind wall will be to your right, just off the trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Shelf Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Cori going 'Cori's Way'.

Cori's Way 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0  California : Central Coast : ... : Upper Ridge
A top rope that utilizes the cool groove features across the face.Take a few steps up the dirt ramp to the right and perform a leftward swing/pendulum onto the face. Begin climbing up and left, in the grooves. When the large ledge is reached, complete a hand traverse up and right. Same great bucket finish as for Red Wind....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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