Elevation: 549 ft
GPS: 34.096, -118.73 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: veritus on Jan 3, 2007 · Updates
Admins: jt512, Nicole Wiesenthal, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: New route or crag development is NOT permitted within Malibu Creek SP at this time. Do not improve trails or belay areas using materials brought from outside the park. Details

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.

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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
 149
Monkey Mayhem
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Classic Face
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 202
Chopping Block
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 97
Prow
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 173
Moonshiner
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 45
Unknown
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 250
Guerilla Drilla
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 114
Chimps Ahoy
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 186
The Third Degree
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 138
X Files
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 188
Mr. Big
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 85
Cockblock
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 38
Blockbuster
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 98
Letterbox
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 70
Nipple Denial Syndrome
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Monkey Mayhem
 149
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Classic Face
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Chopping Block
 202
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Prow
 97
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Moonshiner
 173
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Unknown
 45
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Guerilla Drilla
 250
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Chimps Ahoy
 114
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Third Degree
 186
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
X Files
 138
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mr. Big
 188
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cockblock
 85
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Blockbuster
 38
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Letterbox
 98
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Nipple Denial Syndrome
 70
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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