Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Elevation: 2,054 ft 626 m
GPS: 34.1116, -118.9264
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 533,851 total · 2,426/month
Shared By: Meredith DB on May 21, 2006 · Updates
Admins: jt512, Nicole Wiesenthal, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Warning Access Issue: Echo Cliffs - closures still in effect in the Grotto section. DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

Echo Cliffs has become one of the premier sport climbing venues in Southern California and hosts nearly 200 routes. Echo Cliff offers many faces that feature pockets and blocky holds on vertical to overhanging rock in a beautiful, typically sunny setting. Many of the routes found at Echo Cliffs are long and require a 60-meter rope to lower off or toprope, so it's a good idea to always climb with a 60-meter rope and be mindful of the route descriptions and where the end of the rope is. All routes at Echo Cliffs are bolt protected and have fixed anchors at the top. While the temperatures are most enjoyable during the fall, winter, and spring, climbing is still possible in the summer.

Guidebooks: Louie Anderson and Todd Fertig, "Sport Climbing in the Santa Monicas - 3rd Edition" 2018.

Steve Edwards, "Rock Climbing Santa Barbara & Ventura," 2000.

Getting There Suggest change

From the 101 Freeway take the Westlake Boulevard exit and head south on Westlake (California 23). After roughly 7 miles turn right (west) on Mulholland Highway. After half a mile turn right on Little Sycamore Canyon Road, which becomes Yerba Buena Road. After 4 miles park in dirt pullouts on either side of the road. The trail starts from parking lot on the right (west) side of road.

The hike in takes about 25 minutes. Take the Mishe Mokwa trail for about 40 minutes. The trail intersects a dry stream bed on right at the bottom of a significant downhill section of the trail. There's a brown sign post in the wash marking the climbers trail. If you find yourself at the overlook you've gone 30 yards to far. Follow the stream bed down to the climbs making every effort to stay on durable surfaces (rock, not soil or vegetation). 

193 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Echo Cliffs Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Echo Cliffs

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
 228
The Guillotine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 162
Espresso
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 66
Windfall
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 104
Caffeine
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 79
Java
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 52
Pretty in Pink
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 33
Immaculate
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 58
Choptop
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 37
Crash and Burn
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 17
The Hunger
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 25
Buried Treasure
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
 12
No Remorse
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 8
The Power of One
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Guillotine Alcove
 228
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Espresso Java Wall
 162
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Windfall Treasure Towers
 66
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Caffeine Java Wall
 104
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Java Java Wall
 79
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pretty in Pink Pink Wall
 52
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Immaculate Dream Street
 33
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Choptop White Wall
 58
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Crash and Burn Kamikaze Cave
 37
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Hunger White Wall
 17
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Buried Treasure Treasure Towers
 25
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Pride Alcove
 25
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
State of Grace White Wall
 24
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
No Remorse Kamikaze Cave
 12
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
The Power of One White Wall
 8
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
More Classic Climbs in Echo Cliffs »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

loading