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Areas in Santa Monica Mountains

*Santa Monica Mountains Bouldering 0 / 0 / 1 / 130 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 130
Bee Rock (Griffith Park) 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Black Flower 1 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Boney Bluff 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Bronson Canyon/The Bat Cave 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Castro Mesa Buttress 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Echo Cliffs 1 / 182 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 184
Exchange Peak 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Hueco Wall 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Lookout, The 0 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Malibu Creek State Park 0 / 111 / 30 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 139
Mt. Olympus 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Paleface 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Party Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Pico Raquelita 1 / 7 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Point Dume 0 / 1 / 7 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Saddle Peak 6 / 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Tick Rock 1 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Top Hat 1 / 8 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
UCLA 2 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3

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.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 79
Arete
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 150
Chopping Block
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 141
Kathmandu
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 184
Gorgeous
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 127
The Guillotine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 85
Casey at the Bat
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 113
Family Jewel
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 125
Mr. Big
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 85
Delicious
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 86
Espresso
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 127
Johnny Can't Lead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 84
Planet of the Apes
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 82
Marauding Monkeys
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 83
Luscious
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 63
Urban Struggle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Arete Point Dume
 79
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR
Chopping Block Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks
 150
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Kathmandu Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 141
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Gorgeous Malibu Creek SP > Mt. Gorgeous
 184
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Guillotine Echo Cliffs > Alcove
 127
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Casey at the Bat Echo Cliffs > Easy Street
 85
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Family Jewel Malibu Creek SP > Mt. Gorgeous
 113
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mr. Big Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks
 125
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Delicious Malibu Creek SP > Mt. Gorgeous
 85
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Espresso Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 86
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Johnny Can't Lead Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 127
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Planet of the Apes Malibu Creek SP > Planet of the Apes Wall
 84
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Marauding Monkeys Malibu Creek SP > Mt. Gorgeous
 82
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Luscious Malibu Creek SP > Mt. Gorgeous
 83
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Urban Struggle Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 63
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Mike Womack
Los Angeles, CA
Mike Womack   Los Angeles, CA
I feel like there have been a lot of changes since '03. Any rumors of a new guide in the works? Apr 28, 2017
I am in the LA area tomorrow 03/25/18 and was thinking to hit somewhere around santa monica. Anybody looking for a climbing partner? I only have harness and shoes with me though
levels up to high 5.10's. If so let me know Mar 24, 2018

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