Elevation: 350 ft
GPS: 34.066, -118.56 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jeffrey Constine on May 22, 2009 · Updates
Admins: jt512, Nicole Wiesenthal, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

Tick Rock is an "urban crag" situated smack in the middle of the upscale Pacific Palisades community, between Santa Monica and Malibu. The rock is heavily fractured and featured fine-grained sandstone. The rock and the routes are more reminiscent of the granite of Riverside Quarry than the usual sandstone of Southern California.

The routes at Tick Rock are in the shade in the early morning and the afternoon, making it perfect for half day outings. There are Fifteen documented routes plus variations.

A steep trail leads up and over a small hill to the base, making for a short 30-second approach. Doniel Drazin, Steve Edwards, Jeff Constine, Jack Marshall, Louie Anderson, contributed to route development.

Shady after 2:30 p.m. Cool all summer! High-strength sandstone. DO NOT DO U-Turns In front of Tick Rock. Go up the Hwy make a legal turn back down the hill at the first Condos, THANKS!

Please pick up after your Dogs, Thanks. After Projecting a route please remove your Chalk Tick Marks Thanks.

Getting There

PCH to Sunset. Turn left on Palisades Dr. Park in a small turnout on the left about 1.5 miles up Palisades Dr. The top of the cliff and the start of the climber's trail are visible from the pullout. 30-second approach.

19 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tick Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1+ 5
 5
Tick Frog
Boulder
V2 5+
 7
Little Birdie
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
Original Route
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 33
The Blood of Brahm
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 44
Holy Crap
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 52
The Pyramid
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 28
Flying Guillotine
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 35
Axis of Evil
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 43
Circus Midget
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 10
Turning Point
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 8
Ticked Off.
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13
 4
Mystery Death Block
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 10
Unusual Suspects
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 14
Perro De La Guerra
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tick Frog Tick Boulder
 5
V1+ 5 Boulder
Little Birdie Tick Boulder
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
Original Route Main Wall
 39
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Blood of Brahm Main Wall
 33
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Sport
Holy Crap Main Wall
 44
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
The Pyramid Main Wall
 52
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Flying Guillotine Main Wall
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Axis of Evil Upper Buttress
 35
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Circus Midget Main Wall
 43
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Turning Point Main Wall
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport
Ticked Off. Main Wall
 8
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport
Mystery Death Block Upper Buttress
 4
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13 Sport
Unusual Suspects Upper Buttress
 10
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Perro De La Guerra Main Wall
 14
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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