Bee Rock (Griffith Park) Climbing
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|Shared By:||JTLA Tolins on Dec 19, 2015|
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DescriptionClimbing in griffith park? On the north side of griffith park there is a view point known as bee rock. Below this, on the SSE side of the formation is a cliff that ranges between 40-90 feet tall. The rock is some sort of questionable sandstone/conglomerate mess, but there are some surprisingly solid sections, especially on the harder climbs. At the time of this posting there are 7 climbs from 10b-12b. It's a work in progress and there are still some loose holds (a helmet wouldn't be a bad idea) but feel free to go check it out. The ratings are just my guesses, so feel free to weight in.
It gets sun pretty much all day in the winter, so it's best on cooler or cloudy days. In the spring and early summer it starts to go into the shade between 3 and 4 allowing for several hours of shaded climbing.
Getting ThereFrom Crystal Springs Dr, turn onto Griffith park Dr. It's either a left or a right depending on which side you're coming from, but it's a T stop so there's only on way to go. After about 1000 feet on griffith park drive there's a left turn into a parking area. The hike should take about 15 minutes. From the end of this parking lot hike up the road until there is a door in the fence on your right. Go through the door and go left on the dirt fire road on the other side. After about 50 yards take a right onto a small dirt trail the goes up a gully. Follow this trail around the left side of the rock formation above.
Classic Climbing Routes at Bee Rock (Griffith Park)
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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