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Elevation: 2,370 ft 722 m
GPS: 34.08303, -118.78588
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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.

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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
 227
The Guillotine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 228
Johnny Can't Lead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 66
Windfall
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 153
Marauding Monkeys
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 104
Caffeine
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 93
Feel The Bern
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 78
Java
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 145
Urban Struggle
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 52
Pretty in Pink
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 86
The Drifter
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 57
Choptop
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 37
Crash and Burn
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 25
Pride
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 24
State of Grace
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 34
Ghetto Blaster
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Guillotine Echo Cliffs > Alcove
 227
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Johnny Can't Lead Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 228
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Windfall Echo Cliffs > Treasure Towers
 66
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Marauding Monkeys Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 153
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Caffeine Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 104
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Feel The Bern Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 93
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Java Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 78
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Urban Struggle Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 145
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pretty in Pink Echo Cliffs > Pink Wall
 52
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Drifter Malibu Creek SP > Century Lake Area > Drifter Wall
 86
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Choptop Echo Cliffs > White Wall
 57
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Crash and Burn Echo Cliffs > Kamikaze Cave
 37
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Pride Echo Cliffs > Alcove
 25
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
State of Grace Echo Cliffs > White Wall
 24
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Ghetto Blaster Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 34
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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