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Routes in Stumbling Blocks

Blockbuster S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Chimps Ahoy S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Chopping Block S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Classic Face TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cockblock S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Guerilla Drilla S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hot Lips TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Letterbox S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Monkey Mayhem S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Moonshiner S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mr. Big S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
New Release S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Nipple Denial Syndrome S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Over The Falls S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Prow S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Third Degree, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unknown S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Unkown Crack V1 5
Vigilante S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Waiting for Guntes S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
X Files S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: 2005
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Shared By: James Ging on Oct 28, 2009
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Clean, easy climbing, good warmup or first lead. Nice and shaded, with only afternoon sun. Not quite vertical with the classic malibu pockets.

Location

Route starts across from Guerrilla Drilla on the ledge. Obvious first bolt and less than vertical wall mark the spot.

Protection

5 bolts to 2 bolt anchor. As the route starts on a ledge, you really don't want to fall before the first bolt.

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Christian B
West Hills, California
  5.6
Christian B   West Hills, California
  5.6
The down climb was a little sketch after I solo'd to the top, but wasn't hard. Easy route that has nice views. Just be smart when it comes to picking foot and hand holds. Nov 24, 2016
Alex Fletcher
Anaheim, CA
  5.5
Alex Fletcher   Anaheim, CA
  5.5
ANCHOR UPDATE: Those very worn out anchor biners are still there but now there are massive gated hooks on the ends of the chains. Very easy but interesting climb. Found one loose fist sized rock about two thirds of the way up but couldn't dislodge it. Also definitely don't miss the first bolt or you'll probably fall off the ledge another 20 feet down, but it's extremely easy climbing. The top gives one of the best views as it has the highest elevation. May 6, 2016
Mike N.
San Diego, CA
 
Mike N.   San Diego, CA
 
I climbed this on 10/24/2014, and the anchor biners at the top look to be worn about halfway through. If you're going to top rope on this, probably best to use your own anchor draws. Oct 27, 2014
atp
Clairemont Mesa, CA
  5.5
atp   Clairemont Mesa, CA
  5.5
Enjoyable climb. Had a new-to-climbing friend do their first lead on this route, it has good clipping stances and a nice view at the top. May 27, 2014
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Agree with Levy regarding the suitability of approach shoes for leading "Monkey Mayhem," but the rating is closer to 5.5 Jun 22, 2013
Brent Kelly
  5.6 PG13
Brent Kelly  
  5.6 PG13
Also, catches afternoon sun about halfway up.

Looked like a nice ledge above the chains. Would be fun to belay from above and have lunch. Great view. Dec 30, 2011
Brent Kelly
  5.6 PG13
Brent Kelly  
  5.6 PG13
LOCATION
The route is on your left as you scramble up into the pseduo-canyon. Scramble up an exposed (30 ft tumble if you slip) mini-ledge to the first bolt. The route starts directly up from the right edge gulley of the belay ledge.

BEWARE
Pretty easy and decently fun BUT you definitely want to be attentive on this route.

I knocked off two baseball sized pieces of choss on a casual lead, narrowly missing my belayer. One actually hit her foot. Be attentive. Dec 30, 2011
Brian Hench
Costa Mesa, CA
  5.4
Brian Hench   Costa Mesa, CA
  5.4
It may have been chossy at one time, but has cleaned up nicely. A good beginner lead. Aug 23, 2011
Clay Zamperini
Tarzana, CA
  5.5
Clay Zamperini   Tarzana, CA
  5.5
John, I don't know where it is relative to chopping block (only climbed malibu once, and didn't have a guidebook), but if you're in the Stumbling Blocks area, head east past all the 5.10/5.11 climbs (back towards the trail) and there's a big slabby wall that borders the creek. You belay from a cliffside area with a big oak tree growing out of it. Can't miss it.

Definitely a good first lead, really easy, but since it's kind of exposed you really don't want to miss the first bolt and tumble off the cliff (you're belaying 20-30 feet above the creek floor).

Hope this helps. May 6, 2011
Where is this route? Any photos anywhere? I'm looking for an easy first lead route and this sounds pretty good. I know where Chopping Block is. Where is this route from Chopping Block? Thanks... John May 2, 2011
Ryan Kelly
work.
 
Ryan Kelly   work.
 
Putting new climbers on a route this chossy is just plain mean for the belayer. I'd wear football pads and a full helmet if I were you. Dec 3, 2009
Levy
Reseda, CA
  5.3
Levy   Reseda, CA
  5.3
This is the easiest lead at Malibu Creek S.P. It is only about 5.3. Fine for beginners & new leaders, it can easily be climbed in regular shoes. Nov 25, 2009

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