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Gibraltar Rock

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About Gibraltar Rock:

Twenty minutes above Santa Barbara, Gibraltar was the first place roped climbing was done in the area. Main rock is Gibraltar rock, on the left of the road. Many various sized walls and crags lie in the vicinity, the best being Cold Spring Dome, a 20-minute hike over the hill. A mix of sport and trad, area standouts include: T-Crack, The Nose, Makunaima, Gib main face, Lieback Annie (cracks) and bolted climbs on Upper Gibraltar, The Rapture, Crank Start (steep climb below the road), and a couple of the Toxic Routes that are right above the road.
Nearest town or city: Santa Barbara
Directions: Get off the 101 at Mission Road. Go left at the elementary school (stop sign at a T-junction) and right at the next stop, past the mission. Then go left at the fork and immediately right onto Mountain drive. Turn left just before the resevoir and go up to a 5 point intersection. Bear right onto Gibraltar road. (Just take the middle road on all intersections). Go up the mountains near the top, about 10-15 minutes. Gibraltar Rock is obvious large rock on left side of the road. Many other climbing areas lie on the opposite side of the road.
Latitude, Longitude: 34.47706, -119.67986
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Forum Discussions (3 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Fire Damage b4oh 0 Jul 20 2009, 12:34 AM
No Replies Sport climbs at gibraltar? skankinpickle 0 Nov 25 2007, 5:34 AM
With Replies Gibralter Rock floof 1 Feb 01 2002, 6:10 AM