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The sportsman's paradise of the central coast. Steep burly routes of a manufactured nature on a fairly blank but very overhanging wall. The most purely physical climbing on the West Coast, Owl Tor has about a dozen route from 5.12 to 5.15. There is an 11d warm-up, but everyone calls it a sandbag.
From Santa Barbara, take the 101 North to Santa Maria, then exit the 166 and drive East. After about thirty minutes or so, take a left off of hwy 166 at Rock Front Ranch. Drive through a gate (usually open, unless it has rained a bunch) and go for about a quarter of a mile till the road suddenly shoots steeply up a hill. Park on the left. A small trail on the left will deposit you at the base of the crag after about 3 minutes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Owl Tor:
The Power Of Eating (a.k.a. "Power") 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Auto Magic 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 30'
When The Sea Doesn't Want You 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport
Hell of the Upside Down Sinners 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 60'
Chips Ahoy 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 60'
The Old Pro Skill 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport
Better Than Life 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 60'
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