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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

For the Hwy 33/Ojai area.

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: 'Red Wind'

Red Wind 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : Central Coast : ... : Upper Ridge
Crimp and edge your way up the steepest part of the wall.A distinct crux right off the ground (5.10d) leads to 35 feet of sustained and unprotected moves on thin but excellent features (5.10b/c R). At a good stance past the crux there is a place for some quality wires. The uppermost part of the climb is a section of exposed 5.8 on buckets and dishes. *a top-rope can easily be set up by combining a boulder and bushes for an anchor. Make sure to bring plenty of webbing or static line to extend...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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