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Mystery Science Theater 
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Conejo Mountain  

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Location: 34.1978, -118.9635 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: andy patterson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Aug 17, 2006  with updates from Randall Phenning
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Marisa Fienup climbs "the Beginning of the En...

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Short, pumpy routes on steep, edgey volcanic rock. The location itself is beautiful in its own way--the endless rooftops of nearby trailer-homes and the abundant high-power electrical wires overhead give the place its own unique character. There are just enough quality routes to make it worth the hike.

While the area is technically a sport climbing destination, the rock quality is not good and loose blocks abound. Exercise caution when choosing which routes to lead. Nearly all routes can be approached fromm the ridge above and easily top roped.

Hot in summer, cool in winter. Spring and fall are downright nice. The site is quick to dry out after spring showers.

Getting There 

From Hwy 101 in Newbury Park, exit Wendy Drive. Go west on Old Conejo Road, which parallels the freeway. Park in the Old Pepper Tree Playfield and continue down Old Conejo Road on foot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]

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Pamela start holds.

Pamela 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13  CA : Central Coast : ... : Mystery Science Theater
Within the boundaries of MST there lies a gem whose jugs are deep and sturdy. Pamela invites you in with a deep left hand pocket to awesome but too short vertical crack. Use long reaches to get to the ledge and take a break, maybe get your buddy to snap a photo of you chilling out National Geographic cover style. The crux begins with a high right foot. Don't fall clipping the second bolt. Big jugs everywhere!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Alex Ostrovsky on an aid line next to Three's Comp...
Alex Ostrovsky on an aid line next to Three's Comp...
The Tens Wall
BETA PHOTO: The Tens Wall
Alex Ostrovsky leading his climb "Pamela"...
BETA PHOTO: Alex Ostrovsky leading his climb "Pamela"...
Kyle Ruda on Ginormica (5.5)
BETA PHOTO: Kyle Ruda on Ginormica (5.5)
The approach from the neighborhood trailhead.
The approach from the neighborhood trailhead.
Alex on the 24 boulder mantle. V2
Alex on the 24 boulder mantle. V2
The anchors at three's company 5.8
BETA PHOTO: The anchors at three's company 5.8

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By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Dec 15, 2006
The routes here are short, I mean, REALLY short. It's easy to tick a dozen routes in a few hours. In general, the rock quality is fairly poor, although The Beginning of the End is quite good. Worth visiting once or twice, but certainly not a destination area.
By Maidy
Sep 16, 2009
There are some serious access issues with Mystery Science Theater. It is currently impossible to access the cliffs without trespassing on private property. The residents have made it abundantly clear they are tired of trespassers. In light of the overall poor quality of the routes- I'd recommend avoiding it.
By Ally McBeal
May 30, 2013
That is really sad, but the rock isn't that good and as Mike indicated the routes are short.
By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Jun 23, 2013
It is technically trespassing to walk through the trailer park to access the approach trail. Over the years, I have experienced a wide range of responses from locals. Once, I received a warning from a security guard and told not to return. On several occasions, I have been invited in to a resident's trailer for iced tea.