Todd at the mental crux of his problem The Great C...
The sprawling L.A. Basin, bound on the north by the Santa Monica Mountains
, the Santa Ana Mountains
to the east and south, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean, is home to more than 10 million residents. The city of Los Angeles itself (pop. 4 million) is the second largest in the United States (New York City is first).
For truly world-class climbing, make the 2.5 hour trek out to Joshua Tree National Park
or Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks
. Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
and New Jack City
for sport climbing are easily within shooting distance.
For shorter day trips, the San Fernando Valley (to the northwest of the L.A. Basin) and Santa Monica Mountains host an assortment of climbing on primarily soft sandstone and volcanic junk. Echo Cliffs
, Stoney Point
and Malibu Creek State Park
comprise the majority of local "destination" areas. The once popular Williamson Rock
is currently closed to climbing. Do NOT attempt to access Williamson Rock during the closure.
Refer to specific areas for directions.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
1,055 Total Routes
['4 Stars',55],['3 Stars',349],['2 Stars',438],['1 Star',170],['Bomb',14]
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Pretty in Pink 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CA
: Los Angeles Basin
: ... : Pink Wall
Starts on far left side of the pink wall, just right of arete. Climbs the face about 5-10 feet right of the arete with fun varied movement using crimps, pockets and side pulls to a crux near the top. Best to belay from the trail below, on left side of bush (if facing cliff)....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Michael Reardon on Sculpture's Traverse - you'll b...
Clouds above the LA Basin - Xmas 1989
One rather angry Alligator Lizard (Malibu Creek St...
Basalt boulders, Rancho Palos Verdes
Knott's Berry Farm, Orange County
BETA PHOTO: The Echo Cliffs
The bell at Friendship Park, San Pedro
Seagull and sky, Corral State Beach
Scott Nomi tops out on Three Pigs.
Friendship Park, San Pedro
What's the situation with the pallets that keep sh...
The approach, living in So-Cal is rough
Disneyland, Orange County
Amoeba Records, Hollywood
Ian Nichels climbing the south wall.
A view of the harbor, San Pedro
Southern California Bouldering Guide (2nd Edition)
Point Vicente Lighthouse, Rancho Palos Verdes
Union Station, Los Angeles County
Local climbers and rangers join forces for a clean...
By Art Morimitsu
From: Huntington Beach, Ca
May 8, 2009
Echo cliffs is under the sub area Santa Monica Mountains
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
May 6, 2014
A US District Court Judge, Terry Hatter, Jr., citing a 2012 federal appeals decision in Arizona has ruled against the US Forest Service Adventure Pass fees in Southern California. The federal judge has ruled that visitors to Southern California's four national forests DO NOT need to buy an Adventure Pass if they are only hiking and do not use forest facilities. What the rangers and/or ticket issuers can't do is just assume that anyone who is parked at a trailhead is using the facilities and issue a citation.