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Little Cheops Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 650'
Location: 34.0982, -118.7334 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ryan Kelly on Aug 28, 2007  with updates from Bob Hampton

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BETA PHOTO: I went to little cheops on 7/9/17, and as a result...

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A smallish section of not quite vertical rock right next to the dam. It only has 3 routes, but provides a nice warmup for the day. All three routes share the same anchor so it only takes two parties to make it a crowd. Don’t be surprised to find it taken.

Getting There 

After you pass over the dam and scramble down the hill into the wash, head right towards the dam. On your right you will find a severely over-hanging section of rock with several routes on it (Drifter Wall). Little Cheops is between this rock and the dam. You can either continue walking next to the water and scramble up a small wall on your right, or you can cut through the belay area of Drifter Wall and go left through a small cave.

Climbing Season

For the Century Lake Area area.

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Little Cheops

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Little Cheops:
Scarab   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 35'   
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Featured Route For Little Cheops
Rock Climbing Photo: Some tool on Tut.

Mummy 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  California : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Little Cheops
Third on the wall, outshined by its neighbors. Nothing special here....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Little Cheops Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the top of Drifter's rock.
BETA PHOTO: View from the top of Drifter's rock.
Rock Climbing Photo: Little Cheops, from the cave.  The line of chalk i...
BETA PHOTO: Little Cheops, from the cave. The line of chalk i...
Rock Climbing Photo: The cave, from Little Cheops.  There's a bolt line...
BETA PHOTO: The cave, from Little Cheops. There's a bolt line...
Rock Climbing Photo: Little Cheops.  Drifter Wall is to the right.
BETA PHOTO: Little Cheops. Drifter Wall is to the right.

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By ryan mattock
From: calabasas Ca
Mar 2, 2009
little Cheops is such a nice place to go climbing for the afternoon.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 18, 2009
When I was there last week the water level was too high to skirt around Drifter Wall - used the cave. Little Cheops is a great wall for quickly knocking out a few climbs.

Screw the spiders, those holes make for really fun climbing!
By Bob Hampton
Jul 22, 2017
7/9/17 I went here and a huge bolder has fallen into the cave, blocking all the routes.
By Mike Womack
From: Los Angeles, CA
Jul 27, 2017
Bob, I went there 7/20 and saw nothing like that. The same cave approach is just as squishy as before. I didn't climb any, but I walked right in front of them same as normal.
By Derrick Hales
Sep 14, 2017
I think Bob is messing with you Mike :)

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