Elevation: 650 ft
GPS: 34.098, -118.734 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ryan Kelly on Aug 28, 2007 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: jt512, Nicole Wiesenthal, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: New Access Difficulties Details

Description

A smaller (yet growing), secluded section of climbing near Century Lake featuring an unusually large proportion of moderates for Malibu Creek. Same quality rock as the rest of the park and just as well bolted. There is one main wall here (The Power Wall) hosting several decent sport routes, and a couple smaller sections of developed rock scattered around. There are also some boulders that can be climbed further down the wash, some of which have bolts put in to top rope because of questionable landings.

Getting There

Hike into the park as usual and veer right up into the hills just past the visitor's center (if you stayed on the access road instead of the hiking trail just stay on the road). Continue on the road for maybe 10 minutes as you wind your way up into the hills, until you reach the top of the hill. Immediately on your left you should see a small pathway leading sharply downwards towards the dam. Follow this path down to the dam (which you should see almost immediately), keeping the lake on your right, around a fence blockade, and over the left side of the dam. You can choose to go the long way (down the ladder on the right) or the short way, over the fence to the left. Head forward a small ways then scramble down some rocks into the wash, on your right are two medium sized sections of detached rock next to the dam; the first is Drifter Wall, and the second, next to the dam, is Little Cheops. If you cross the wash and follow it downstream for 100 meters or so you will find a large wall on your left, The Power Wall. Directly across from it is a small section of rock known as The Water Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Century Lake Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 3
Pidaras Klown's Undercling
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 70
Scarab
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 98
Powder Puff Girls
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 74
Power Ranger
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 61
Power Grid
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 95
Power Station
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Waterworld
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
Fissure Man
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 11
Waterboy
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 48
Electric Eye
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 91
Rolling Blackout
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
Pick Pocket
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
The Shadow
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Fallout
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 69
The Drifter
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pidaras Klown's Undercling Mikey's Arete Wall
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR
Scarab Little Cheops
 70
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Powder Puff Girls Power Wall
 98
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Power Ranger Power Wall
 74
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Power Grid Power Wall
 61
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Power Station Power Wall
 95
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Waterworld Water Wall
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Fissure Man Water Wall
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Waterboy Water Wall
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Electric Eye Power Wall
 48
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Rolling Blackout Power Wall
 91
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Pick Pocket Lean To Boulder
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Shadow Drifter Wall
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Fallout Drifter Wall
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Drifter Drifter Wall
 69
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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