Best Climbs Santa Barbara & Ventura

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by Damon Corso, 2016. Paperback, 256 pages.

Best Climbs Santa Barbara and Ventura narrows down the thousands of climbing routes across the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties to the absolute best 300 routes. These are the routes that display the hidden beauty and deep rooted climbing history of Santa Barbara and Ventura. Each section comes with its own unique history, description, climbing style, and a list of gear needed. Also included are detailed driving directions, maps and trailhead information along with the best time of day and year to climb.

This guide covers routes from beginner to advanced in order to give climbers of every background a chance to sample the best that Santa Barbara and Ventura has to offer. Featuring full-color images of all the cliffs and boulders with easy to follow descriptions and grades for each route.

About the Author

Damon Corso, a freelance photographer, director/producer/videographer, and writer, has been photographing and filming rock climbing professionals for the past 10 years across the United States and Europe. His work can be found on the covers and in feature articles of a multitude of major magazines; Climbing, Urban Climber, Deadpoint, Rock & Ice, Los Angeles Magazine and Exercise & Health Magazine. His work is also on display at the Museum of Photography in Bad Ischl, Austria. Damon currently lives in North Hollywood, CA where he spends a majority of time searching the High Sierra for untouched granite boulders.