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
434 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',175],['2 Stars',167],['1 Star',46],['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
Feel The Bern 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : Mt. Gorgeous
Fact: the top 1% of climbers can climb over 95% of established routes while the bottom 90% can't even lead 5.11c. This is inherently unfair in a free (climbing) society! No one who climbs 40 hours a week should struggle to send this climb. The route starts off on some easy jugs up a slab (like climbing with a safety net), but the higher up you get, the more taxing this climb becomes. There are some rests to be found but it's all business to the top. A few long draws will help prevent rope drag. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Litter recently gathered from the base of Echo Cli...
Sunset over the Santa Monica Mountains.
Mt. Allen/Sandstone Peak...3,111 ft.
The Poison Oak is really blooming along the Mishe ...
California Quail (Callipepla californica)
A sellout crowd at the Mishe Mokwa Trailhead.
Local climbers and rangers join forces to clean up...
Water cascading down the normally dry descent gull...
The falls in the Grotto, at Echo Cliffs, in wet co...
Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), Santa Monic...
Many years, springtime brings an extraordinary wil...
Planet of the Apes Wall, Malibu Creek State Park, ...
Echo Cliffs, Santa Monica Mountains