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Santa Monica Mountains 


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Description 

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.


Climate 

Santa Monica Mountains have a dry, warm to humid summers and wet, mild to cool winters


361 Total Routes


['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',127],['2 Stars',147],['1 Star',47],['Bomb',7]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',11],['5.8',26],['5.9',32],['5.10',111],['5.11',82],['5.12',60],['5.13',27],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Santa Monica Mountains:
Chopping Block   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport   Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks
Mystic River   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Echo Cliffs : The Grotto
Intellitoys   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Echo Cliffs : Test Site
Guerilla Drilla   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport   Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks
Gorgeous   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Malibu Creek State Park : Mt. Gorgeous
Kathmandu   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Malibu Creek State Park : Ghetto Wall
The Guillotine   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Echo Cliffs : The Alcove
Delicious   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Malibu Creek State Park : Mt. Gorgeous
Mr. Big   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 35'   Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks
Johnny Can't Lead   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Malibu Creek State Park : Ghetto Wall
Planet of the Apes   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     TR, 70'   Malibu Creek State Park : Planet of the Apes Wall
Caffeine   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Echo Cliffs : Java Wall
Marauding Monkeys   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Malibu Creek State Park : Mt. Gorgeous
Luscious   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 60'   Malibu Creek State Park : Mt. Gorgeous
Monkey Sang, Monkey Do   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     TR, 70'   Malibu Creek State Park : Planet of the Apes Wall
The Drifter   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Century Lake Area : Drifter Wall
Urban Struggle   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Malibu Creek State Park : Ghetto Wall
Crash and Burn   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Cliffs : Kamikaze Cave
Ghetto Blaster   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Malibu Creek State Park : Ghetto Wall
State of Grace   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Echo Cliffs : White Wall
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Iceberg Lettus 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : iceberg boulder
6 bolt route. crux is start to middle. view is refreshing....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

News and Events For Santa Monica Mountains
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Litter recently gathered from the base of Echo Cliffs. Thank you for keeping our crag clean & free of trash.
Litter recently gathered from the base of Echo Cli...
Many years, springtime brings an extraordinary wildflower display to the Santa Monica Mountains. <br /> <br />Yellow Mariposa Lily (Calochortus clavatus)
Many years, springtime brings an extraordinary wil...
Water cascading down the normally dry descent gully to Echo Cliffs, Santa Monica Mountains, CA
Water cascading down the normally dry descent gull...
Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), Santa Monica Mountains
Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), Santa Monic...
Planet of the Apes Wall, Malibu Creek State Park, Santa Monica Mountains
Planet of the Apes Wall, Malibu Creek State Park, ...
California Quail (Callipepla californica)
California Quail (Callipepla californica)
Local climbers and rangers join forces to clean up Echo Cliffs, April 30th, 2011.
Local climbers and rangers join forces to clean up...
Echo Cliffs, Santa Monica Mountains
Echo Cliffs, Santa Monica Mountains
A sellout crowd at the Mishe Mokwa Trailhead.
A sellout crowd at the Mishe Mokwa Trailhead.
The falls in the Grotto, at Echo Cliffs, in wet conditions.
The falls in the Grotto, at Echo Cliffs, in wet co...
The Poison Oak is really blooming along the Mishe Mokwa Trail, on the approach to Echo Cliffs.
The Poison Oak is really blooming along the Mishe ...
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