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Ghetto Wall

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Lateralus S 
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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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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

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',5],['5.12',6],['5.13',5],['>=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'   
Crybaby   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 35'   
Skeezer Pleaser   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Ground Zero   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Urban Struggle   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Hole Patrol   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     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: Clipping third bolt

Urban Struggle 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Ghetto Wall
Very short crux section. A few moves through superb pockets and pinches to jugs at the top. Have fun and try the alternate start jumping off the boulder and grabbing the shelf at the bottom. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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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.