|Crag Full of Dynamite
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.
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.
9 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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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? |
|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.