Elevation: 549 ft
GPS: 34.096, -118.73 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: veritus on Jan 3, 2007 with improvements by Benjamin Chapman and 2 others
Admins: jt512, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Stumbling Blocks offers some of the most accessible sport climbs at Malibu Creek State Park. This area hosts the first routes after completing the traverse around the ever popular Rock Pool. While the routes at Stumbling Blocks are not long, the most popular routes feature short, powerful cruxes on steep pocked rock. This area is extremely popular, especially on weekends, and much of this popularity is due to the shade provided by the large oak trees surrounding the many faces of the Stumbling Blocks.

Getting There

Find the large swimming pool, usually by following the noise of all the day trippers, by leaving the road near the 2 portaloos just after the visitors center. The easy traverse is on the far side around to the left. There is currently a plank across the gap making this easy. Just after the traverse look up and the wall facing you (facing the pool) is the Guerrilla Drilla wall. Routes on this wall start on the ledge 10' above, where the obvious big oak tree is sprouting at 90deg angle. Also starting on this ledge is Monkey Mayhem on the opposite side. This is the left side of the gully leading up to Mt Gorgeous. Chimps Ahoy starts at ground level below the oak tree, taking the overhang left of Monkey Mayhem. From the ledge, going around the corner to the left takes you to the shady jungle area of Mr Big, or traversing right leads to Chopping Block and The Prow.

21 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Stumbling Blocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 133
Monkey Mayhem
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Classic Face
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 189
Chopping Block
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 90
Prow
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 156
Moonshiner
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 42
Unknown
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 233
Guerilla Drilla
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 95
Chimps Ahoy
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 172
The Third Degree
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 124
X Files
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 170
Mr. Big
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 76
Cockblock
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 30
Blockbuster
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 84
Letterbox
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 59
Nipple Denial Syndrome
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Monkey Mayhem
 133
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Classic Face
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Chopping Block
 189
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Prow
 90
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Moonshiner
 156
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Unknown
 42
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Guerilla Drilla
 233
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Chimps Ahoy
 95
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Third Degree
 172
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
X Files
 124
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mr. Big
 170
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cockblock
 76
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Blockbuster
 30
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Letterbox
 84
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Nipple Denial Syndrome
 59
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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