Monday, December 29, 2008

Upper Upper San Ysidro, Directions

This place has a peaceful secluded feeling with impeccable rock quality. You will have to work for it. It is a 30 minute uphill hike from the trailhead to the first boulder. Park at the San Ysidro Trailhead, directions, and hike towards the San Ysidro Climbing Area.

At the gate, head up the fire road (blue arrow) and not towards San Ysidro Climbing Area (black arrow).

After 15 minutes from the trailhead, you will see this rock formation.

After 20 minutes from the trailhead, turn onto a smaller trail (blue arrow) before the road drops and turns left.

After 30 minutes from the trailhead, you will see the first boulder on the right immediately off the trail.

(The comments concern the first photos of the place and my dilemma about publishing it.)


Micah said...

Looks pretty good. Areas by the water are always super rad, and with sandstone this usually means good rock (as you've mentioned). Climb the shit out of it and tell who ever you want to know about it. Fuck everyone else.

Finding and cleaning problems is a pain in the ass, and those who take the time to do it earn the right to decide whether they want to share.

Nice work.

elijah said...

Develop it. It's rad, no doubt. Don't get all bummed about the rippers, they're people too, not really.

Brian said...

Thanks. I will get my brush out and get to work.

I have tried to be open and honest about everything in the past. In this case, I'm going to develop/retrodevelop* this area privately. Once it is established, i.e. I have climbed all the classics, I will disclose the location. Then, the "community" can decide the rest.

* I need to define "retrodevelop" on

bob banks said...

Of course this begs the question, what exactly 'happened' the last time you 'discovered' an area?

Brian said...

A bunch of stupid stuff (I share most of the blame) that has nothing to do with climbing. I rather focus on climbing, which is what I have been doing.

Steve Edwards said...

Pat Briggs toproped all that stuff years ago.

Brian said...

Thanks for letting me know.