Potter's Point is at the top of Gibraltar Road right where the road T's off to become East Camino Cielo. The area has tons of boulders around and even some bolted sport routes on the Caveman boulder. As with all places in the Santa Barbara area, a lot of the rock here is chossy, but a good amount of it is not. The boulder problems here that are not chossy are extremely fun. There are a good amount of overhanging and vertical problems, generally with cool edges to sloping top-outs. The rock here is very coarse. Expect your hands to be raw by the end of the day.
Drive up Gibraltar Road and park on the left side of the road about 100 feet before the road T's off to East Camino Cielo. Potter's Point is at the top of the large hill to the left of the road. Scramble up the embankment and find the obvious trail to the top. After around fifteen minutes of hiking, you will have reached the boulders.
91 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',36],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
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Follow the arching arete to the right of Debra. The holds don't exist lower down, so start on the small boulder and reach up for a high triangle pinch for the right and a nice sidepull pinch for your left. Pull on with some difficulty and have a blast using all manner of pinches, slopers, and edges....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: Warm up Area Photo w/ trail to Caveman
Sunset from the base of Walking on Sunshine. Potte...
BETA PHOTO: Middle Area of Potter's Point
The Debra Area
The Jacked and Tan Boulder
Potters Point in the snow.
|Comments on Potter's Point
|By Sean Denny|
Apr 21, 2011
According to Bob Banks' guidebook, there have been several folks out here in the past putting up problems (e.g. Neal Crancer, Dave Hunt, Bob Banks himself). If anyone has any info on existing problems that they'd like to share, please do.
|By steve edwards|
From: SLC, UT
May 18, 2011
I don't think much of note was ever done. I spent a lot of time up there but can't recall anything that I did that was worth recording. I could see the potential but had other places to invest more time in, other than the routes I put up. Glad you guys are gettin' after it. Great place.
|By Sean Denny|
Jun 10, 2011
I made a rough topo for the majority of the current problems (37 of 43). It is currently in google docs, but when I have time I may put it elsewhere.
Potter's Point Topo
A note to future developers: please upload your ascent information onto Mountain Project, as this is currently the only database of problems. Thanks!
|By Unassigned User|
Jul 5, 2012
Anybody know the name of the big chunk o' rock near the middle? It is characterized by a cool overhung splitter crack, and then one bolted route on I think the city side of the rock. Sorry if that is too vague, it was my first time to the area. I did a lot of tramping around and climbing whatever looked climable. Super fun area. I would be down to go in put in some work/climb new stuff if anyone is interested.
|By r. tyler gross|
Aug 2, 2012
had fun in the jack and tan area a few years ago..
the traverse line and a few on the backside were entertaining and saw some sends-
good to see more development of this area. maybe with more traffic it will improve!
I'm psyched to check out these problems