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Routes in Bee Rock (Griffith Park)

B. a Good Chap S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Beeats Me S Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Beetard S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Beetard Roof S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Birds and Bees S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gabee S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Honey Pot S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Swallow This Beeatch S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Zombee (formerly R.I.B.) S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Elevation: 956 ft
GPS: 34.134, -118.293 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JTLA Tolins on Dec 19, 2015
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes


Climbing 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 There

From 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bee Rock (Griffith Park)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Zombee (formerly R.I.B.)
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Beetard Roof
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gabee 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Beetard 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Zombee (formerly R.I.B.) 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Beetard Roof 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Forever Outside
Los Angeles, CA
Forever Outside   Los Angeles, CA
Climbed there today, we had much more fun than expected. The bees are for sure just regular docile bees, they are not killer bees. One guy got one sting today as we climbed passed the hive. Africanized bees would go crazy and sting over and over and over and chase you. Apr 7, 2017
JTLA Tolins
Los Angeles, California
JTLA Tolins   Los Angeles, California
Not sure, but I got them worked up pretty good a few weeks ago when I rapped in over their hive and I only got stung once Apr 7, 2017
Forever Outside
Los Angeles, CA
Forever Outside   Los Angeles, CA
Are these africanized bees like Stoney or regular bees? Apr 5, 2017
The bees are in full force! Careful Mar 10, 2017
Some good lines in a beautiful setting. Rock quality is similar to Echo/ Malibu so bring a helmet, but the bolts are insanely bomber, the approach is short, and it's a short trip from downtown. Thanks JT for all your work. Jan 5, 2017
If your an LA resident and you can climb 5.11 get your ass up here. The approach is like 5 minutes its right in the middle of the city and has beautiful veiw. Especially in the evening when the sun is setting and the swollows are flying around. Theres are couple gems up there R.I.B is my favorite. @thedeveloper Great job and thanks for the hard work!!! Jan 25, 2016

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