Elevation: 2,370 ft
GPS: 34.083, -118.786 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Art Morimitsu on May 21, 2006 with updates from Mike Womack
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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
 142
The Guillotine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 92
Casey at the Bat
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 81
Power Station
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 132
Family Jewel
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 78
Rolling Blackout
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 139
Mr. Big
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 99
Delicious
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 96
Espresso
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 137
Johnny Can't Lead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 89
Planet of the Apes
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 95
Marauding Monkeys
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 71
Caffeine
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 102
Luscious
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 76
Urban Struggle
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 60
The Drifter
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Guillotine Echo Cliffs > Alcove
 142
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Casey at the Bat Echo Cliffs > Easy Street
 92
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Power Station Malibu Creek SP > Century Lake Area > Power Wall
 81
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Family Jewel Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 132
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Rolling Blackout Malibu Creek SP > Century Lake Area > Power Wall
 78
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mr. Big Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks
 139
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Delicious Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 99
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Espresso Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 96
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Johnny Can't Lead Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 137
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Planet of the Apes Malibu Creek SP > Planet of the Apes Wall
 89
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Marauding Monkeys Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 95
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Caffeine Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 71
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Luscious Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 102
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Urban Struggle Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 76
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Drifter Malibu Creek SP > Century Lake Area > Drifter Wall
 60
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