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Crag Full of Dynamite

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Arch Stanton TR 
Ecstacy of Gold, The S 
Fistful of Crystals TR 
For a Few Crystals More S 
Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The S 
He Who Double-crosses Me... S 
My Name's Nobody, Bub S 
Once Upon a Climb in the West S 
Unknown TR 

Crag Full of Dynamite 


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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 34.4786, -119.6029 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: andy patterson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Apr 17, 2006
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Description 

Excellent moderate sport routes. Zero Approach--belay from the hood of the car! Only enough climbing for a half-day but still worth the drive. This site offers an excellent escape from the usual weekend crowds at Gibraltar. The routes are all on typical (i.e. soft) Central Coast sandstone.

Perhaps the single best perk is the outstanding view into Los Padres, to the north.


Weather / Climbing Season 

The site faces north making the site an ice box in the winter. Just beyond the reach of coastal cooling, the site can be sweltering in the summer. Consider Crag Full of Dynamite to be a mostly Spring/Fall crag.


Getting There 

From Gibraltar Rock, drive uphill on Gibraltar Road for about five minutes. Turn Right on Camino Cielo and drive for approximately 6 miles (about ten minutes). The crag overlooks the road on the right hand side.


Climbing Season


9 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Crag Full of Dynamite:
The Ecstacy of Gold   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Alex Abzug belays David Abzug up "He Who Double Crosses Me" at Crag Full of Dynamite

He Who Double-crosses Me... 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Central Coast : ... : Crag Full of Dynamite
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Photos of Crag Full of Dynamite Slideshow Add Photo
The heavy marine layer in Santa Barbara this summer has created some very unusual days of climbing.  Here Eugenia Davis climbs The Good the Bad & the Ugly, at crag Full of Dynamite, with visibility down to a couple hundred feet.
The heavy marine layer in Santa Barbara this summe...
Regardless of the time of year, the drive along East Camino Cielo, out to the crag, is simply stunning.
Regardless of the time of year, the drive along Ea...
Crag Full of Dynamite
BETA PHOTO: Crag Full of Dynamite
Crag Full of Dynamite looking west.
BETA PHOTO: Crag Full of Dynamite looking west.
From Crag Full of Dynamite, the views to the north, into Los Padres National Forest, are spectacular.  The views alone may be reason enough to spend a day at this crag.
From Crag Full of Dynamite, the views to the north...
Michael McKay on "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly," Crag Full of Dynamite.
Michael McKay on "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly," C...
Michael McKay climbs "The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly" at Crag Full of Dynamite in Santa Barbara.
Michael McKay climbs "The Good, the Bad, & the Ugl...
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By M.Morley
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From: Sacramento, CA
May 8, 2009

"Excellent" might be a bit optimistic description of this crag, but it's worth a quick visit if in the area. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is the best of the bunch. All 9 routes are visible in this Photo.

If the route names appear a bit odd, rent the movie.

Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly): The 1966 western starring Clint Eastwood. Three gunmen set out to find a hidden fortune. Who will walk away with the cash?
Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly): The 1966 western starring Clint Eastwood. Three gunmen set out to find a hidden fortune. Who will walk away with the cash?

By Sam Prentice
Jan 18, 2011

Choss pile. As of 1/16/11, the 16" of rain this year on the SB flats (def more on the camino cielo spine) have created a weathering rind out of this surface. Bolts "look" okay, but the climbing features are crap. No amount of drying will matter - if you head here this year, expect to be doing a lot of recleaning, muttering, and wondering why you don't live closer to real rock.