Santa Monica Mountains Rock Climbing
Juvenile Striped Racer, Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica Mountains rise above Los Angeles, widen to meet the curve of Santa Monica Bay and reach their highest peaks facing the ocean, forming a beautiful and multi-faceted landscape
Covering 250 square miles, rising out of the Pacific Ocean to a height over 3,000'. The mountain range was driven up from the sea over 10 million years ago. Weathering created rugged landscapes of canyons up to 2,000' deep with unique rock formations.
Located in a Mediterranean ecosystem, the Santa Monica Mountains contain a wide variety of plants and wildlife.
Santa Monica Mountains have a dry, warm to humid summers and wet, mild to cool winters
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
425 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',27],['3 Stars',166],['2 Stars',170],['1 Star',47],['Bomb',5]
Classic Climbing Routes in Santa Monica Mountains
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Santa Monica Mountains:
Featured Route For Santa Monica Mountains
Choptop 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : White Wall
An excellent power endurance route that starts off the ledge on the left side off the White Wall. This one builds on you and the last move may prove to be the crux. From the ledge start up the steep wall making long moves right away up passing good sized holds for the most part to a sloping hueco, then more long moves to a final big toss off some crimps to the finishing flat jug....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Litter recently gathered from the base of Echo Cli...
Sunset over the Santa Monica Mountains.
Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), Santa Monic...
California Quail (Callipepla californica)
Many years, springtime brings an extraordinary wil...
Planet of the Apes Wall, Malibu Creek State Park, ...
Local climbers and rangers join forces to clean up...
Echo Cliffs, Santa Monica Mountains
A sellout crowd at the Mishe Mokwa Trailhead.
The falls in the Grotto, at Echo Cliffs, in wet co...
The Poison Oak is really blooming along the Mishe ...
Water cascading down the normally dry descent gull...
Mt. Allen/Sandstone Peak...3,111 ft.