Rock Climb at Foothill Crag

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Distance

2 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Hiking, Rock Climbing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Trevor Cox

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Foothill Crag is a gorgeous hundred foot cliff just 5 minutes north of downtown Ojai. With 2 rock faces, 18 quality sandstone routes and easily accessible top rope anchors, this crag is a fun day trip for any and all levels of rock climbers and adventurers. 

From downtown Ojai, head north on N Signal Street. Head up the hill and turn left onto a gravel road next to a chainlink fence once you get to the top.(There should be a sign that points to "Pratt/Foothill Trailhead.") Continue past a water tank on the right to a trailhead parking area.  I've gone ahead and put a pin on the parking area/trailhead start up above. 

Grab your top-rope anchor set up, or for the bold leader: several quickdraws and your big boy pants, and head onto the trail. The trail starts on the south side of the parking area. Hike on the trail (you will be passing between houses and backyards) until you reach Foothill Road. Continue on the road uphill until a gate barring car access is reached. Pass the gate and hike up the dirt road. Walk this for about 2 minutes, then you will take the first trail that leads to the right. After 2 minutes on this trail, take a right and you'll arrive at the cliff. 

For top rope anchor access: Facing the wall, hike left alongside it until it begins leading you upward. Get to the top, and you will easily find the anchors. 

Enjoy the climbing, and the peaceful side of Ojai away from the crowds!

If you're looking to grab a bite to eat afterward, you can't go wrong with Ojai's local mexican cuisine at Casa de Lago. My personal favorite is the combination burrito and house margarita.

Cheers!

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Distance

2 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Hiking, Rock Climbing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Trevor Cox

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