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Fortress, The (Upper Potrero)

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About Fortress, The (Upper Potrero):

Sandstone face climbing on large, triangle-shaped formations above Sespe Creek. Largely undeveloped, there is the potential for dozens of excellent moderate routes. The area saw some activity in the 1960s and 1980s, of which a few rusty bolts remain, but until recently no recorded ascents had occurred.
Nearest town or city: Ojai, CA
Directions: Drive on CA 33 out of Ojai, to the Sespe Gorge. From the Black Wall of Sespe Gorge, continue up the road for about 1/2 mile. Park in the huge dirt turnout on the left, just past the place where Hwy-33 crosses a creek. The Fortress is directly overhead. From the dirt turnout, walk down to Sespe Creek. Turn left and walk down stream for about 200 feet. Cross the creek and climb a drainage gully up to the walls (5-7 minute approach from the road).
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Access Issues: None known.
Camping: No
When to Climb: Spring
Quantity of Climbs: Weekend

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