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',26],['3 Stars',168],['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
Delicious 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : Mt. Gorgeous
One of the best in the park, this route has become very popular. It begins on the right end of the wall and begins on whitish/tan rock heading up & left up to a large bathtub sized hueco. From there you go up & out the right side, & power through a steep bulge where you'll find the crux(5.10+)getting to the 7th bolt. The upper 40 feet of this route are on amazing rock and it's only 5.9+. 10 bolts to sport anchors. Long runners/long draws recommended for bolt #'s 3, 5, 8 & 10. The pock...[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.