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Location: 34.0861, -119.0589 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Aug 5, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Route Topo, Mugu Rock

A: Arete (5.9+)
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Description 

For decades, Point Mugu has been THE spot for area climbers to learn basic crack climbing technique. The little boulder by the highway is simply famous among Ventura- and some LA-County climbers...and as Steve Edwards said in the Santa Barbara/Ventura guidebook, “If you don’t confuse famous with good, you may not be disappointed.” Popular with travelers along PCH as well as with the locals, you can expect to share the site with other climbers.

Extraordinary sunsets and beautiful marine life add to the appeal. Curious tourists armed with cameras and abundant road noise are all part of the experience.


Getting There 

From the North: Located on PCH (Hwy-1), just a few miles south of Point Mugu Naval Air Station (2.5 miles south of Las Posas Rd.), at the point where the Highway breaks out along the ocean.

From the South: Located 6 miles north of the LA/Ventura county line (marked conspicuously by the locally-famous Neptunes Net), just before the highway cuts inland away from the ocean.


11 Total Routes


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Anthony VanLeeuwen climbs through a fingery section of route B at Mugu Rock

B: Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Central Coast : ... : Mugu Rock
One of the most popular and one of the best. Follow the clean crack that zig-zags up the left side of the boulder. Easier near the top, unless you choose the harder left-hand variation....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Dog Anchor
Dog Anchor
Mike Nesbitt climbs the little boulder by the highway, Mugu Rock <br /><a href='http://www.EarthworksImagery.com' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >www.EarthworksImagery.com</a>
Mike Nesbitt climbs the little boulder by the high...
November is a special month at Point Mugu, as nearly every sunset is spectacular.  This one was photographed sitting atop Mugu Rock.  Both Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands are visible. <br /> <br />Due to its unique position and orientation, I have shot more amazing sunset shots here than at any other spot on the Central Coast.  To see more Point Mugu sunsets, click <a href=here " />
November is a special month at Point Mugu, as near...
Fritz off the Mugu boulder.
Fritz off the Mugu boulder.
Fritz bearing down on the Mugu boulder.
Fritz bearing down on the Mugu boulder.
Aerial view of Point Mugu, showing the large parking turnout and Mugu Rock.
BETA PHOTO: Aerial view of Point Mugu, showing the large parki...
Fred going au naturale on the Mugu boulder.
Fred going au naturale on the Mugu boulder.
Tucker on the Mugu boulder.
Tucker on the Mugu boulder.
Mugu Rock <br /> <br />self portrait by Matthew Fienup
Mugu Rock

self portrait by Matthew Fienup
Mugu Rock, on Pacific Coast Highway
Mugu Rock, on Pacific Coast Highway
Aerial view of Point Mugu, showing Mugu Rock, Mugu Spire and Mugu Slab.
BETA PHOTO: Aerial view of Point Mugu, showing Mugu Rock, Mugu...
A seagull on top of the Mugu boulder.
A seagull on top of the Mugu boulder.
working up the slabby mugu spire
working up the slabby mugu spire
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By ryan mattock
Jun 24, 2009

I live in Los Angeles and every few weekends I take the time to climb this rock. Many cracks with a vertical hint! I especially love this place when you can get to spot a whale!!!
peace to all whom read!

By Matthew Fienup
Administrator
From: Ventura, CA
Aug 5, 2009

Mugu is esoteric beyond belief. I have logged dozens and dozens of days at this site and something keeps me coming back for more.

The Mugu experience is one of a kind.

By Dave Vaughn
From: Simi Valley CA
Dec 29, 2010

Although this is a top rope / bouldering area, I use it for anchor practice and clean aid practice often. There is lots of latex paint on the wall to cover the tagging that has happened over the years. Parking is plentiful. Do not turn left into the parking area from the South and do not turn North out of the parking area, there is a double yellow there and CHP loves to sit and wait. Enter from the north only.

By PrrdyLady
From: Riverside, CA
Mar 18, 2012

Painfully disappointed. The lines seemed fun but the amount of paint layered all over the face of the wall, was a huge deterrent. The location is stunning. Dolphin spotting was worth the drive, but the rock was in tagging recovery with all that paint. Foot placement was sketchy.

By Matthew Fienup
Administrator
From: Ventura, CA
Mar 20, 2012

And you forgot to mention the constant highway noise...


Esoteric, for sure : )

By Hugo Watt
From: Southern California
Jan 27, 2014

There is also a route between E and G up the broken face. I would call it 5.10+ and is a crimpy alternatives to the jamming found on other routes.