Elevation: 900 ft
GPS: 34.095, -118.731 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jordan K on Oct 8, 2006 with updates from Benjamin Chapman
Admins: jt512, 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.

29 Total Climbs

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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
 164
Kathmandu
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 21
Crybaby
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Wet Willy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 138
Johnny Can't Lead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 27
Directpissima
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Suburban Struggle
TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 54
Skeezer Pleaser
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 78
Urban Struggle
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 41
Ground Zero
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Bush Pig
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 14
Hole Patrol
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Brenna Crossing
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Ghetto Crossing
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 15
Ghetto Blaster
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kathmandu
 164
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Crybaby
 21
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Wet Willy
 12
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Johnny Can't Lead
 138
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Directpissima
 27
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Suburban Struggle
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
Skeezer Pleaser
 54
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Urban Struggle
 78
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ground Zero
 41
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bush Pig
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hole Patrol
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Brenna Crossing
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Ghetto Crossing
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Ghetto Blaster
 15
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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ZachS00
Denver, CO
ZachS00   Denver, CO
what is the name of the route with the permanent draws, all the way on the right side of the wall? Oct 10, 2009
Rob Gordon
Hollywood, CA
Rob Gordon   Hollywood, CA
It's called Ghetto Blaster. 13a/b I believe. It's 12d up to the good holds before the top. Then there is a V5 boulder problem to the mantle. Nov 9, 2009
Aimee Rose
Bend, or
Aimee Rose   Bend, or
Is there a better description of the approach anywhere online? We are planning on going there tomorrow and I don't want to get lost. Thanks. Jun 14, 2016