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Piru Creek Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,072'
Location: 34.61621, -118.74349 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aidan mahoney on Mar 28, 2017


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Piru creek is a must if you live in LA county, and would still be worth the trip if you're coming from farther. It's a newly developed crag offering a variety of bouldering from v0 to v11, yet we are still in the process of developing new boulders. The piru creek climbing area is spread out through out the creek. There are now multiple areas within the creek bed which boulders lie. In the original area developed, the conglomerate boulders, yields around 80 boulder problems at the moment. With a few projects still undone. I will get around to posting more climbs. There are also a handful of problems raging from v0-v8 at a couple sandstone blocks which lie in a gully off the road about 200 meters before you hit the parking area. There are never crowds, except for a handful of hikers and fisherman, and the rock quality is mostly bullet with the exception of the occasional choss.The conglomerate is with out a doubt the most solid conglomerate rock you will ever find. And the sandstone blocks are at the very least better than the quality at Stoney point.

tick marks are tolerated.

Getting There 

To access the Piru Creek boulders, you must get onto the 5 freeway. If heading north on the five from the LA area, then you will get off at Templin highway, the first exit north of Castaic. Turn left and drive under the freeway, then turn right onto the California Golden state highway which basically runs parallel with the freeway. Its an asphalt road the entire time but the road has quite a few potholes. After turning onto the golden state highway drive for about 5-10 minutes until you can't drive any farther. There will be a big gate not allowing cars to drive any farther. And there will be parking all along the sides of the road. The parking is for 'Frenchmans Flat' a campground which has Piru creek running through it. If interested in the sandstone blocks, pull over on the side of the road about 200 meters before you reach the parking lot. In the gully are two radical boulders, with some great problems. The Conglomerate boulders are found down stream into the canyon. Follow the trail which runs parallel on the southern side of the creek. Its about a 1 mile hike in, which will take about 10-20 minutes, and you know you're pretty much there when the trail forces you to do a short class four scamper down 15 feet of rock or so.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Zack Smith, on "Serendipity" v5, a bulle...

Serendipity V5 6C  California : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Conglomerate Boulders - mis...
You start on the far left side of the boulder and traverse right on a series of crimps and side pulls till a couple huge underlings, find away over the final hump onto the final slab of the climb and then take it to the top. As very safe, and amazing problem.You can start on the underlings for a short, yet direct fun warm up....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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