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Century Lake Area 

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Elevation: 650'
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Leading Rolling Blackout - 5.10d. At the powerwall...
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A smaller (yet growing), secluded section of climbing near Century Lake featuring an unusually large proportion of moderates for Malibu Creek. Same quality rock as the rest of the park and just as well bolted. There is one main wall here (The Power Wall) hosting several decent sport routes, and a couple smaller sections of developed rock scattered around. There are also some boulders that can be climbed further down the wash, some of which have bolts put in to top rope because of questionable landings.

Getting There 

Hike into the park as usual and veer right up into the hills just past the visitor's center (if you stayed on the access road instead of the hiking trail just stay on the road). Continue on the road for maybe 10 minutes as you wind your way up into the hills, until you see a path on your left with a "No Bikes on Trail" sign. Follow this path into the woods, keeping the lake on your right, around a fence blockade, and over the left side of the dam. Scramble down some rocks into the wash, on your right are two medium sized sections of detached rock next to the dam; the first is Drifter Wall, and the second, next to the dam, is Little Cheops. If you cross the wash and follow it down stream for 100 meters or so you will find a large wall on your left, The Power Wall. Directly across from it is a small section of rock known as The Water Wall.

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Century Lake Area:
Scarab   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 35'   Little Cheops
Power Grid   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 60'   The Power Wall
Power Station   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 50'   The Power Wall
Waterboy   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13     Sport, 50'   The Water Wall
Electric Eye   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 40'   The Power Wall
Rolling Blackout   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 50'   The Power Wall
Pick Pocket   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 40'   Lean To Boulder
Fallout   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 50'   Drifter Wall
The Drifter   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Drifter Wall
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Katy throwing through the crux on Rolling Blackout (5.10c)

Rolling Blackout 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Power Wall
Best route on the wall, IMHO. Start on some smaller pockets just right of the large huecos of Power Station. Crux at third bolt as you pull left around a protruding rock. Joins (the better half of) Power Station after that....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Overhead view of the Century Lake Area.  Hike in from the top right
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Some nice reflections on the lake today. 10-2-10
Some nice reflections on the lake today. 10-2-10
Century Lake
Century Lake
Below the dam on a beautiful Thursday afternoon.
Below the dam on a beautiful Thursday afternoon.
the dam
the dam
Some nice reflections on the lake today. 10-2-10
Some nice reflections on the lake today. 10-2-10
The spillway from above the Drifter
The spillway from above the Drifter
Some nice reflections on the lake today.  And the first ripple from the first cast of the day.  10-2-10
Some nice reflections on the lake today. And the ...
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