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The Wave Wall

California > Los Angeles Basin > Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek SP

Description

This side of the canyon gets more sun than the Ghetto Wall.

Getting There

You can see this wall behind the Ghetto Wall on the opposite side of the water . Hike up the slightly dirty and overgrown Shute. Slightly chossy

Routes from Left to Right

5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a V3+ 6A+
 2
Kim Chi
Sport, Boulder
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Amphetamine
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Pocket Jones
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Pocket Pool
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Blast
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 2
Miners Cat
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kim Chi
 2
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a V3+ 6A+ Sport, Boulder
Amphetamine
 10
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pocket Jones
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pocket Pool
 10
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Blast
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Miners Cat
 2
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport

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Ryan Kelly
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[Hide Comment] The Wave Wall goes into the shade in the afternoon.

Scramble across the rockpool in front of the Ghetto and head left. You should run into Kim Chi and behind that a fixed rope leading up a rock. Continue following a trail of fixed rope up a dirty path. Aug 31, 2008
[Hide Comment] Pretty good wall. A bit dirty, but it should clean up. You'll have the place to yourself guaranteed. Apr 14, 2015
Christian !
West Hills, CA
[Hide Comment] Sweet wall! The approach will make you work for it but, super rewarding to get up to the wall. Goes into the shade eventually but you will get a solid tan going! All the routes are fun and make you work for them. More comparable to Mt. Gorgeous type of holds and rock feel as compared to ghetto. Saw 1 spinner the whole time. Make a trip up here for sure. Jul 12, 2016
[Hide Comment] This was the sketchiest approach to the sketchiest wall. Don't know if the weather has worn away at the wall, but my climbing partner gave me an extensive lesson on fissures and cracks while looking at the routes on this wall. And it's not slightly chossy but super chossy leading passed a cactus field next to a choss wall. (Did I mention that there's choss?) The ropes are getting rather tattered as well. When we walked down, boulders were making their way down the path, too. Not cool. Enticing, but not worth the risk. Anyone with experience wanna get a permit, trail build, and clean it up? Would be nice to climb something less traveled at Malibu. May 6, 2018
[Hide Comment] Update 4/1/2019 - after fire approach. The approach is now almost completely washed out with a significant amount of debris. The fixed lines have been burned and are no longer safe. The cactus field is now mostly dead and will likely allow access after cleared. The wall itself on the left side had sustained some fire damage from a nearby tree and the bolts will need to be inspected. Middle to right side is safe and climbable. We climbed and checked those routes today. Will try and get back soon to machete a new path and fix new lines. Till then advise going up the left side of the gully as the access is easier Apr 1, 2019
J Kazu
Los Angeles, CA
[Hide Comment] Not sure what the condition of the rock was before the fire and extensive rainstorms this year (2019), but there are deep fractures and large blocks that are seemingly almost detached on the left to middle upper part of the wall. I was concerned for rockfall potential on my belayer, particularly on the final section of the climb I lead (Pocket Pool). Apr 16, 2019