Upper Ridge Rock Climbing
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.
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
Cori's Way 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: 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
Cori rappels while Matt and Amanda watch from Foot...
Cori and Mike on 'Red Wind'.
'The Nest', as viewed from the top of the Red Wind...