Elevation: 2,370 ft
GPS: 34.08303, -118.78588
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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.
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 208
The Guillotine
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 107
Rolling Blackout
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 207
Mr. Big
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 157
Delicious
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 153
Espresso
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 214
Johnny Can't Lead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 137
Planet of the Apes
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 147
Marauding Monkeys
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 100
Caffeine
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 180
Luscious
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 83
Feel The Bern
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 113
Letterbox
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 71
Java
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 142
Urban Struggle
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 84
The Drifter
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Guillotine Echo Cliffs > Alcove
 208
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Rolling Blackout Malibu Creek SP > Century Lake Area > Power Wall
 107
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mr. Big Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks
 207
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Delicious Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 157
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Espresso Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 153
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Johnny Can't Lead Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 214
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Planet of the Apes Malibu Creek SP > Planet of the Apes Wall
 137
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Marauding Monkeys Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 147
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Caffeine Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 100
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Luscious Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 180
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Feel The Bern Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 83
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Letterbox Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks
 113
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Java Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 71
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Urban Struggle Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 142
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Drifter Malibu Creek SP > Century Lake Area > Drifter Wall
 84
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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