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Skofield Park  


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Location: 34.4569, -119.6936 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Jul 15, 2009
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Description 

A hand-full of small sandstone boulders are scattered throughout this very pleasant and scenic park. Each boulder has a few high quality moderate routes. What the park lacks in quantity it makes up for with quality. Very convenient and user friendly.

Getting There 

From the 101-Fwy, exit Mission Street. Head north, toward the mountains. Follow Mission Street past the Mission as it winds up toward the hills. Turn right on Foothill Drive (a.k.a. Hwy-192) and then left on Mission Canyon Road. Stay right at the Y. Make a hard right onto Los Canoas. Follow Los Canoas as it winds around the foothills. The entrance to Skofield Park is on the right, just beyond the Rattlesnake Canyon trailhead.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.0 miles from here

29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',8],['V2-3',11],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Skofield Park:
Le Fissure King   V3 6A     Boulder   Cracked Boulder
Zerreissen   V4 6B     Boulder   Caretaker Boulder
Mutants Amok   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Cracked Boulder
She Made Me Do It   V8 7B     Boulder   Cracked Boulder
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Featured Route For Skofield Park
Me, at sunset, not long before the 3rd ascent. This was probably my 56th attempt.

Verisimilitude V10 7C+  CA : Central Coast : ... : Cracked Boulder
One of the best in SB. Also one of the most devious, subtle, and just plain ridiculously hard problems you may ever encounter. Begin with hands matched on improbable sloper, hook something (anything...) with your right heel, and conjure your way to the top. No spoilers...sorry....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Skofield Park Slideshow Add Photo
Technically, the park is closed Tuesday & Wednesday; although, it is still possible to park on Los Canoas Road and walk in.
Technically, the park is closed Tuesday & Wednesda...
The Fissure King, on the Cracked Boulder, at Skofield Park.
The Fissure King, on the Cracked Boulder, at Skofi...
The entrance to Skofield is well marked, located just beyond the Rattlesnake Canyon Trailhead.
The entrance to Skofield is well marked, located j...
Saw this amazing Skofield-local strutting around the neighborhood.
Saw this amazing Skofield-local strutting around t...

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By Matthew Fienup
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From: Ventura, CA
Jul 15, 2009
The Cracked Boulder is one of my favorite pieces of rock in the entire Santa Barbara area. The Fissure King is a must do!
By Tim King
Jul 13, 2012
This video shows the most ridiculous problem in Skofield Park; a la 'Sit There and Take it Like a Man' style. Crux is keeping your butt off the ground, but it's consistently pumpy throughout. Also on the boulder is the stand start w/ left & right exit, and the traverse to scoop and mantle from the left side of the boulder (punt).

On the split boulder just up from the Cracked boulder:

(warning: crappy, uneditted video)

Also wondering if anyone has any info on the problems on the 'Makeover Stone' The V1 on the frontside is super fun, but most of the other climbs I can't even make out (Tri-Hawk??)..