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Description

The sprawling L.A. Basin, bound on the north by the Santa Monica Mountains, the Santa Ana Mountains to the east and south, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean, is home to more than 10 million residents. The city of Los Angeles itself (pop. 4 million) is the second largest in the United States (New York City is first).

For truly world-class climbing, make the 2.5 hour trek out to Joshua Tree National Park or Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks.

Holcomb Valley Pinnacles and New Jack City for sport climbing are easily within shooting distance.

For shorter day trips, the San Fernando Valley (to the northwest of the L.A. Basin) and Santa Monica Mountains host an assortment of climbing on primarily soft sandstone and volcanic junk. Echo Cliffs, Stoney Point and Malibu Creek State Park comprise the majority of local "destination" areas. The once popular Williamson Rock is currently closed to climbing. Do NOT attempt to access Williamson Rock during the closure.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Los Angeles Basin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 147
Three Pigs
Boulder
V3 6A
 69
The Crack
Boulder
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 153
The Guillotine
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 97
Casey at the Bat
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 84
Rolling Blackout
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 151
Mr. Big
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 112
Delicious
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 102
Espresso
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 146
Johnny Can't Lead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 98
Planet of the Apes
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 109
Marauding Monkeys
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 74
Caffeine
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 119
Luscious
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 84
Urban Struggle
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 63
The Drifter
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Three Pigs Stoney Point > Boulder 1
 147
V0 4 Boulder
The Crack Stoney Point > B1 Boulder
 69
V3 6A Boulder
The Guillotine Santa Monica Mo… > Echo Cliffs > Alcove
 153
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Casey at the Bat Santa Monica Mo… > Echo Cliffs > Easy Street
 97
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rolling Blackout Santa Monica Mo… > … > Century Lake Area > Power Wall
 84
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mr. Big Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek SP > Stumbling Blocks
 151
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Delicious Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 112
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Espresso Santa Monica Mo… > Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 102
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Johnny Can't Lead Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 146
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Planet of the Apes Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek SP > Planet of the Apes Wall
 98
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Marauding Monkeys Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 109
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Caffeine Santa Monica Mo… > Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 74
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Luscious Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 119
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Urban Struggle Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 84
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Drifter Santa Monica Mo… > … > Century Lake Area > Drifter Wall
 63
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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