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The Dragon's Lair Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Sean Denny on Jan 18, 2012
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Opening sequence to the Smaug Proj.


The centerpiece of this area is a decent size cave formed by two very large boulders leaning against each other. Home to some good and great problems. Most of which are of a committing nature.

Getting There 

I will update directions when they actually take a consistent form. For now, just try to head toward the two big boulders with a tree growing out between them seen. You can see them by sitting on top the uvula and looking straight out toward the ocean. They're about 100 yards away from the Uvula.

Climbing Season

For the * Santa Barbara Bouldering area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dragon's Lair

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dragon's Lair:
Electric Body   V11 8A     Boulder, 35'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Opening sequence to The Desolation of Smaug.

The Desolation of Smaug V7 7A+  California : Central Coast : ... : The Dragon's Lair
Start with the undercling in the cave. Make a big move to a blind crimp with the left, confure some magic trickery to reach the slopers and crimps and eventually crawl your way to safety from the Desolation of Smaug....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Sean Denny
From: Irvine
Feb 13, 2012
As of yesterday, the trail to the Lair has been cleared. As you approach Ramps are Rad, there will be a branching trail the leads down to the right. Follow this as it weaves past several boulders down and eventually slightly left. It will dump you at the gigantic uphill boulder of the Lair. Go down into the hole, and The Maw will be the first climb you encounter.

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