Elevation: 2,370 ft
GPS: 34.083, -118.786 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Santa Monica Mountains

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 96
Intellitoys
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 189
The Guillotine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 118
Casey at the Bat
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 97
Rolling Blackout
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 189
Mr. Big
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 135
Delicious
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 138
Espresso
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 190
Johnny Can't Lead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 122
Planet of the Apes
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 136
Marauding Monkeys
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 92
Caffeine
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 157
Luscious
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 99
Letterbox
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 120
Urban Struggle
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 75
The Drifter
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Intellitoys Echo Cliffs > Test Site
 96
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Guillotine Echo Cliffs > Alcove
 189
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Casey at the Bat Echo Cliffs > Easy Street
 118
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rolling Blackout Malibu Creek SP > Century Lake Area > Power Wall
 97
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mr. Big Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks
 189
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Delicious Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 135
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Espresso Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 138
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Johnny Can't Lead Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 190
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Planet of the Apes Malibu Creek SP > Planet of the Apes Wall
 122
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Marauding Monkeys Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 136
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Caffeine Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 92
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Luscious Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 157
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Letterbox Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks
 99
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Urban Struggle Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 120
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Drifter Malibu Creek SP > Century Lake Area > Drifter Wall
 75
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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