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|Submitted By:||RafaelReyes on Jun 21, 2013 with updates from Joseph Catama|
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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. respectively. Park by the oak tree before the stop sign. Give it two days after rain. Every route has chipped holds.
Oh yeah- watch out for all the cactus and the scheisskopfs who use this place as a dump.
By Joseph Catama
From: Thousand Oaks, CA
Sep 22, 2015
|The address for the base of the hill is 285-461 W Gainsborough Rd. If you have trouble look up Tarantula Hill. The smaller boulder has pretty good solid rock but is only about 8ishfeet high. The traverse from right to left is very good at about v5-. The right side of the boulder has a really good v1 or 2. I think you start on the big thing sticking out then go straight up on some cool sloper jugs. (note: you don't need pads for this boulder, the landing is very flat with dirt.) The lower bigger 12ft overhung boulder has some potential for the aretes but the landing is pretty bad. There are bolts at the top of the boulder if you want to top rope them. Good place for a beginner to moderate climber for a afternoon. And the hill also boasts very nice sunsets when you stand at the top of the hill.|