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Ghetto Wall Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 900'
Location: 34.09524, -118.73109 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jordan K on Oct 8, 2006  with updates from Benjamin Chapman
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Description 

The Ghetto is one of the most popular walls in Malibu Creek State Park and offers the highest concentration of difficult steep sport climbing routes. The routes in The Ghetto climb out a series of caves on steep pocketed volcanic rock. While initially The Ghetto offered steep routes best suited for advanced climbers, more recent development has made the area attractive to leaders at all levels. Currently, The Ghetto and the adjacent area offers 30+ bolted sport routes from 5.9 - 5.14. The wall is in the shade in the morning and early afternoon.

Getting There 

Approach by continuing south from the Planet of the Apes Wall, finding the easiest way across the creek. The proceed through the boulders into the back canyon. After rain, approach to may be difficult or impossible. 10 min from Apes Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.0 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',5],['5.12',9],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ghetto Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ghetto Wall:
Kathmandu   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Wet Willy   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Johnny Can't Lead   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Directpissima   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Suburban Struggle   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Skeezer Pleaser   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Urban Struggle   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Ground Zero   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Bush Pig   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Hole Patrol   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Brenna Crossing   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 35'   
Ghetto Crossing   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Ghetto Blaster   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Hitting the first gaston of the crux. Time to bear...

Ghetto Blaster 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  California : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Ghetto Wall
Start on thin pockets clip first bolt from juggy undercling, from here move right then up on shallow sloping pockets till you become level with a red streak at which point move left, rest on the good holds then make a very dynamic move back right, clip the last bolt then head for the crux, undercling the two finger pocket with the left hand and bump the right hand on bad pinches then throw for the lip with your left, end with the scary mantle to to reach the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By ZachS00
From: Denver, CO
Oct 10, 2009
what is the name of the route with the permanent draws, all the way on the right side of the wall?
By Rob Gordon
From: Hollywood, CA
Nov 9, 2009
It's called Ghetto Blaster. 13a/b I believe. It's 12d up to the good holds before the top. Then there is a V5 boulder problem to the mantle.
By Aimee Rose
From: Bend, or
Jun 14, 2016
Is there a better description of the approach anywhere online? We are planning on going there tomorrow and I don't want to get lost. Thanks.

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