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
422 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',29],['3 Stars',163],['2 Stars',168],['1 Star',48],['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
The Drifter 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : Drifter Wall
Starts just right of an arete on vertical terrain up to an alcove under a roof. A few big moves to get through that, a huge jug to rest on, and then sustained thin pockets on a slab to the top. Consistent and a decent length (for the area) but probably not the .12a that's listed in the guide. Regardless, one of the better climbs in the area, and in the park in my opinion....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Litter recently gathered from the base of Echo Cli...
Many years, springtime brings an extraordinary wil...
Echo Cliffs, Santa Monica Mountains
Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), Santa Monic...
Planet of the Apes Wall, Malibu Creek State Park, ...
California Quail (Callipepla californica)
Local climbers and rangers join forces to clean up...
Sunset over the 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.