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Areas in Santa Monica Mountains

*Santa Monica Mountains Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 105 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 105
Bee Rock (Griffith Park) 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
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 / 103 / 30 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 131
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 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Tick Rock 1 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chopping Block
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Moonshiner
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Kathmandu
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gorgeous
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Guerilla Drilla
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
The Guillotine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Casey at the Bat
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
The Third Degree
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Family Jewel
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mr. Big
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Delicious
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Espresso
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Johnny Can't Lead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Planet of the Apes
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Marauding Monkeys
Sport
Chopping Block Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Moonshiner Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Kathmandu Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Gorgeous Malibu Creek SP > Mt. Gorgeous 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Guerilla Drilla Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Guillotine Echo Cliffs > Alcove 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Casey at the Bat Echo Cliffs > Easy Street 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Third Degree Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Family Jewel Malibu Creek SP > Mt. Gorgeous 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mr. Big Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Delicious Malibu Creek SP > Mt. Gorgeous 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Espresso Echo Cliffs > Java Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Johnny Can't Lead Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Planet of the Apes Malibu Creek SP > Planet of the Apes Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Marauding Monkeys Malibu Creek SP > Mt. Gorgeous 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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May through September are definitely nowhere near "prime time" (way too hot to climb most days), and calling summer in this area "humid" is hilarious. Oct 22, 2017
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

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