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Elevation: 253 ft
GPS: 34.0441, -118.24719
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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.
V1 5
 136
Spiral Traverse
Boulder
V3 6A
 53
Kodas' Corner
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 152
The Crack
Boulder
V5- 6C
 82
The Fang (Low Start) [Not Recomm…
Boulder
V5 6C
 71
Master of Reality
Boulder
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 225
The Guillotine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 159
Espresso
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 152
Marauding Monkeys
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 84
The Green Mile
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 104
Caffeine
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 65
Maggie's Farm
TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 93
Feel The Bern
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 77
Java
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 145
Urban Struggle
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 86
The Drifter
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Spiral Traverse Stoney Point > Spiral Boulder
 136
V1 5 Boulder
Kodas' Corner Stoney Point > Canyon Boulders
 53
V3 6A Boulder
The Crack Stoney Point > B1 Boulder
 152
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
The Fang (Low Start) [Not R… Angeles Nationa… > … > Main Area > X5 Boulder
 82
V5- 6C Boulder
Master of Reality Stoney Point > B1 Boulder
 71
V5 6C Boulder
The Guillotine Santa Monica Mo… > Echo Cliffs > Alcove
 225
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Espresso Santa Monica Mo… > Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 159
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Marauding Monkeys Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 152
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Green Mile Angeles Nationa… > Texas Canyon > Egg
 84
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Caffeine Santa Monica Mo… > Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 104
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Maggie's Farm Stoney Point > Nabisco Canyon
 65
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c TR
Feel The Bern Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek SP > Mt Gorgeous
 93
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Java Santa Monica Mo… > Echo Cliffs > Java Wall
 77
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Urban Struggle Santa Monica Mo… > Malibu Creek SP > Ghetto Wall
 145
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Drifter Santa Monica Mo… > … > Century Lake Area > Drifter Wall
 86
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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