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
426 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',174],['2 Stars',165],['1 Star',47],['Bomb',5]
Classic Climbing Routes in Santa Monica Mountains
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Santa Monica Mountains
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Santa Monica Mountains:
Featured Route For Santa Monica Mountains
R.I.B. 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : Bee Rock (Griffith Park)
My favorite climb here. This is the tallest climb on the wall and thanks to a 12" glue in bolt it goes through the lightly overhanging rock at the top of the cliff. Start on the dirty slab and clip a bolt before getting to the actual climb. BETA ALERT: Follow a series of wacos to two small crimps and a dyno to a large waco. Move up and left to a hidden crimp rail above a block and the crux . Move quickly around a bulge through a series of crimps. Climb up easier ground for two bolts...[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.