REI Community
Upper Ridge

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Cori's Way TR 
Red Wind TR 

Upper Ridge Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 34.46942, -119.23899 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 614
Administrators: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Alex Bury on Oct 14, 2013
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Top roping on the Upper Ridge.


A seventy foot formation along Foothill Trail with a few smaller outcroppings scattered around. The main wall is home to Red Wind.
The formation itself faces North, away from town. The wall has a wonderful atmosphere of seclusion despite it's short distance from downtown and easy access just off Foothill Trail.
The area surrounding the cliff, the views and the sweeping landscape, is incredible.

Getting There 

Park at the top of Signal where Shelf Road begins. Begin hiking up Shelf Road. After a few short minutes, take the Fox Canyon trail, on the left, and hike uphill for about a mile. Turn right onto Foothill trail. After a short distance, stay right at another fork. Continue on this trail for about .5 miles until you see the wall on the right. Total approach time is about thirty minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Hwy 33/Ojai area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Upper 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

Photos of Upper Ridge Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Cori rappels while Matt and Amanda watch from Foot...
Cori rappels while Matt and Amanda watch from Foot...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cori and Mike on 'Red Wind'.
Cori and Mike on 'Red Wind'.
Rock Climbing Photo: 'The Nest', as viewed from the top of the Red Wind...
'The Nest', as viewed from the top of the Red Wind...

Comments on Upper Ridge Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · People · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About