Elevation: 900 ft
GPS: 34.095, -118.731 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jordan Katz on Oct 8, 2006 · Updates
Admins: jt512, Nicole Wiesenthal, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

The Ghetto is one of the most popular walls in Malibu Creek State Park and offers the highest concentration of difficult steep sport climbing routes. The routes in The Ghetto climb out a series of caves on steep pocketed volcanic rock. While initially The Ghetto offered steep routes best suited for advanced climbers, more recent development has made the area attractive to leaders at all levels. Currently, The Ghetto and the adjacent area offers 30+ bolted sport routes from 5.9 - 5.14. The wall is in the shade in the morning and early afternoon.

Getting There

Approach by continuing south from the Planet of the Apes Wall, finding the easiest way across the creek. The proceed through the boulders into the back canyon. After rain, approach to may be difficult or impossible. 10 min from Apes Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ghetto Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 194
Kathmandu
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 43
Cut the Cord
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 37
Labor and Deliverance
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 27
Crybaby
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 21
Wet Willy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 174
Johnny Can't Lead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 36
Directpissima
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 70
Skeezer Pleaser
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 104
Urban Struggle
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 60
Ground Zero
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 8
Bush Pig
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 25
Hole Patrol
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
Brenna Crossing
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
Ghetto Crossing
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 21
Ghetto Blaster
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kathmandu
 194
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cut the Cord
 43
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Labor and Deliverance
 37
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Crybaby
 27
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Wet Willy
 21
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Johnny Can't Lead
 174
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Directpissima
 36
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Skeezer Pleaser
 70
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Urban Struggle
 104
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ground Zero
 60
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bush Pig
 8
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Hole Patrol
 25
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Brenna Crossing
 11
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Ghetto Crossing
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Ghetto Blaster
 21
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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