UCSB Climbing Wall
Good ole’ UC Santa Barbara. The University
that brings the Gaucho to the central coast and draws 20,000 students per year to the shores of Del Playa in Isla Vista.
As a UCSB Alumni, I am proud of being able to call this campus my Alma Madder, what is equally as exciting was the completion of the Rec Cen II in 2005 which included the construction of a 30′ high climbing wall using ENTRE PRISES Imprint System.
Located in the heart of the UCSB campus, the UCSB Climbing Gym boasts a 10 foot high bouldering wall and a three sided 30′ wall. Routes are changed frequently and their are also two cracks – one located in the corner and one on the Front Face rated at a 5.11b. Climbing at the UCSB gym is free to all students who dare to ascend its lofty faces. Otherwise, the cost is $12 for a day pass which gives the general public unlimited access to all of the gyms other amenities – including a large weight room, racket ball courts, swimming pools and a roller hockey rink.
For all you takers beginning your next semester at UCSB, enjoy yourself and stay safe as you gain some insight into the world of climbing debauchery.
And hey, you may be lucky enough to run into some of Santa Barbara’s very own superstars.
Please visit Peggy Oki’s web page and support her efforts to bring awareness to our coastal wildlife and friends: http://www.peggy-oki.com/