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Gainsborough Boulders  

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Location: 34.1954, -118.8859 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: RafaelReyes on Jun 21, 2013






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Short but overhanging sandstone with a couple fun problems. The wall itself is about 20 yards long in the shade almost all day. Not a destination area but an excellent place to train for locals mostly due to proximity and not worrying about every hold breaking off *cough* Mystery Science Theater. At first I hesitated at putting this up however there have been no access issues for the time I have been climbing here. As the rest of the areas in the local vicinity have been shut down I thought that this would be a convenient alternative. Please leave no trace. Also feel free to chip in on the grading, I know its off.

Also don't climb here after rain, the holds will break.

Getting There 

Exit the 101 and head north on Moorpark Road then turn right on Gainsborough Road. You will see the boulders sticking out of a hill on the left, nicknamed Tarantula Hill by locals.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

6 Total Routes

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

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Photos of Gainsborough Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Right of the crux.
BETA PHOTO: Right of the crux.
By the overhang
By the overhang
Shade at the boulders
Shade at the boulders
Some problems Grey-Rekha's TraverseRed-Gainsboroug...
BETA PHOTO: Some problems Grey-Rekha's TraverseRed-Gainsboroug...
Left of the crux.
BETA PHOTO: Left of the crux.
evidence of manufacturing.
evidence of manufacturing.

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By rp89
Feb 26, 2015
The traverse is hard. The various buttstarts on the traverse wall are fun. I can see this place being crowded out easily. The large overhang down below definitely has a few routes and a few old bolt holes but the landing is a nightmare.

The wall faces ese, it's in the sun for most of the day.

The directions listed are wrong. Gainsborough is a left off moorpark rd and a right off of lynn rd. park by the oak tree before the stop sign. Give it two days after rain.

Oh yeah- watch out for all the cactus and the scheisskopfs who use this place as a dump.
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