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Routes in Ghetto Wall

Bat Cave S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Best Laid Plans S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Brenna S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Brenna Crossing S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Bush Pig S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Carnal Corner S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Crybaby S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cut the Cord S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Darkest Hour S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Directpissima S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ghetto Blaster S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Ghetto Crossing S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Ground Zero S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hole Patrol S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Johnny Can't Lead S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Kathmandu S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Labor and Deliverance S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lateralus S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Lonesome Stranger S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Maximum Ghetto S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Mississippi Mud S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Projects (aka Street Science), The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Skeezer Pleaser S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Stink Finger S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Stun Gun S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Suburban Struggle TR 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Urban Sprawl S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Urban Struggle S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wet Willy S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Description [Edit]

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 [Edit]

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
 145
Kathmandu
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 18
Crybaby
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Wet Willy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 129
Johnny Can't Lead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 23
Directpissima
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Suburban Struggle
TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 50
Skeezer Pleaser
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Bat Cave
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 65
Urban Struggle
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 33
Ground Zero
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Bush Pig
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Hole Patrol
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Brenna Crossing
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Ghetto Crossing
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 12
Ghetto Blaster
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kathmandu
 145
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Crybaby
 18
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Wet Willy
 7
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Johnny Can't Lead
 129
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Directpissima
 23
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Suburban Struggle
 4
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
Skeezer Pleaser
 50
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Bat Cave
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Urban Struggle
 65
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ground Zero
 33
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bush Pig
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hole Patrol
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Brenna Crossing
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Ghetto Crossing
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Ghetto Blaster
 12
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

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