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Submitted By: Roger Suen on Jan 12, 2012
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Buildering on University Campus


Concrete & Brick.
Crowded with students.

Getting There 

Located in West Wood. Exit WIlshire Blvd from the 10 and follow the signs. Parking can be difficult.

Climbing Season

For the Santa Monica Mountains area.

Weather station 0.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in UCLA

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for UCLA:
Unknown crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   Geology Building Alley Way
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Featured Route For UCLA
Rock Climbing Photo: First (I think) ascent of Bunch Crunch

Bunch Crunch 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  California : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Bunch Hall
Amazing/perfect splitter hand crack on Bunch Hall. Not much to say other than enjoy and don't get caught. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By dnaiscool
Mar 30, 2015
I tried to add the route done by Peter Hayes, et. al. back in 1983, but got caught in a loop on the submission page. I added images of many of those routes to the page for "Bunch Crunch", but had no actual images of that route to submit. Hayes did close to fifty different climbs on campus on buildings, retaining walls, parking structures, even on some of the sculptures on the North Campus. Wanting to finish his degree, he never published anything about them, and always contended that each may have had a previous attempt...but some may never have been done before, like his Big Daddy route..."Physical Graffiti", 5.10(X). So, if you have a way of rearranging those images, then feel free to do that. Hayes is in the late stages of a terminal lung disease, and he wanted to share images before he leaves this rock, so here they are.
By dnaiscool
Apr 12, 2015
Hey folks...I just added a batch of information on other routes I had done on campus, and I needed to edit these. #1) The traverse on "Physical Graffiti" goes to the left as you are facing out, but that would be "climber's right" as far as actual movement is the climber is making a right traverse. #2) I'd led a 60 foot vertical shallow, tight fist crack on the South Face of Powell Library back in 1984, too. Getting caught on that these days would probably land you in jail.
By Brad S1
Aug 24, 2016
Hey guys and girls,

If you go to UCLA or work there, the Rock Wall usually opens up at 2pm. I'm working on getting people who might be interested in having it open at noon (or earlier) come together and let the rec center know this.

It's an ideal time since noon is most people's lunch break. I know it would be really helpful for me. You can contact if you climb at the Rock Wall, or if you WOULD climb at the Rock Wall if open hours were earlier.


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