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Outdoors All Sport Climbing

  • Mar 30, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Unique sportclimbing on three different rock types...blue schist, sandstone, and a river polished conglomerate. Climbs range from slabs to gently overhanging.

Wheeler Gorge

Wheeler Gorge boasts three totally different surfaces: typical central coast sandstone (Exodus & Blush), a metamorphic green schist (Danger Boy & Stu-Boy), and a conglomerate that consists of mostly fist-sized stones and deep pockets (Cobble Climb, Ezra, Goulara, etc.). The three could hardly be more different when it comes to actual climbing. Together they make for a day of incredible diversity.

With a few exceptions, the grades at Wheeler are soft. The site also exhibits quite a few one-move-wonders. Routes are generally VERY well protected. All of this makes Wheeler an excellent place for aspiring leaders to break into the upper grades (10s & 11s).

WHEELER GORGE TOPO <br />Red: Sunshine Dust Bunnies <br />Orange: Gridlock <br />Yellow: Exodus <br />Green: Lil' Buckaroo <br />Blue: Blush <br />Purple: Roadside Distraction <br />

Remember the weather can change very quickly so bring warm or cold weather clothing.

What to Bring:

  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Lunch and/snack
  • Harness, climbing shoes, belay device, quickdraws, helmet (if you have one), etc... if you don't have gear you won't climb!
  • If you have a rope bring it
  • Any other equipment you may have/need for sport climbing

How to get there: Drive north out of Ojai on Highway 33 for about 7.5 miles until you see the gorge(two tunnels). Proceed through the tunnels and park at the turnout just beyond on the creek side of the road. Approach by walking down the creek.

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  • Thomas H

    thanks for a pleasant day climbing cobblestones!

    1 · March 30, 2013

    • Olga

      Thanks for coming out Thomas. So nice meeting you. It was such a pleasant surprise to see you sharing your knowledge with others, I so appreciated that very much. :D I am sure others do too.

      April 1, 2013

  • Olga

    Thank You All who attended our Ojai outing! Wheeler Gorge was a beautiful place to climb and the company was even better! :) It was great meeting everyone and looking forward to climbing with you all again. P.S. will be uploading all the photos tonight :)

    March 31, 2013

  • Nick T.

    Anyone wanna carpool? I'm in Simi

    March 26, 2013

  • Arturo

    I'm driving from Orange County I can carpool half way. Let me know who is interested. I'm taking the 405-N

    March 28, 2013

  • Zach G.

    If I've never led climbed before is it ok that I come and learn?

    March 14, 2013

    • Olga

      We have a few experienced leaders :) of course you can join us and learn.

      March 14, 2013

  • Eric S.

    Never been there. Sounds fun.

    1 · March 8, 2013

    • Olga

      Awesome Eric! :D

      March 8, 2013

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