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Upper Cold Springs Canyon Rock Climbing 

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More beautiful stone similar to Lower Cold Springs Canyon. You will find a bit more seclusion up here from the hikers, even at The Bay Tree Boulders, which sit pretty much in the middle of the trail. New lines continue to be climbed in this wild area, especially up near Tangerine Falls, where the drought has opened a number of water-polished boulders. The approach is far enough to trim the crowds, but so far as to make the legs burn. Fear not, weary boulderer: perfect slopers and crimps await.

Getting There 

Same as for Lower Cold Springs Canyon:

When you get to the Bench Boulders about eight minutes up the trail, cross the creek and head up the West Fork. You will pass the turnoff for the Suspended Boulder, after which you walk another 10-15 minutes to The Bay Tree Boulders.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Cold Springs Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Cold Springs Canyon:
Spit Shine   V1-2 5     Boulder, 15'   Bay Tree Boulders
Pipe Dream   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Bay Tree Boulders
Brush Me Baby   V5+ 6C+     Boulder, 10'   Bay Tree Boulders
Olsmolke   V6- 7A     Boulder, 12'   Bay Tree Boulders
Rattled by the Rush   V7+ 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Bay Tree Boulders
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Featured Route For Upper Cold Springs Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Olsmolke

Olsmolke V6- 7A  California : Central Coast : ... : Bay Tree Boulders
Sit start left center of overhang with right hand side pull left on the edge. This line follows obvious features in the beginning with some technique to finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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