|Los Angeles Basin
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A short steep climb followed by supurb flowy downhill. Near Casa Conejo, CA
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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.
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Delicious 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CA
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: ... : Mt. Gorgeous
One of the best in the park, this route has become very popular. It begins on the right end of the wall and begins on whitish/tan rock heading up & left up to a large bathtub sized hueco. From there you go up & out the right side, & power through a steep bulge where you'll find the crux(5.10+)getting to the 7th bolt. The upper 40 feet of this route are on amazing rock and it's only 5.9+. 10 bolts to sport anchors. Long runners/long draws recommended for bolt #'s 3, 5, 8 & 10. The pock...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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|Comments on Los Angeles Basin
|By Art Morimitsu|
From: Huntington Beach, Ca
May 8, 2009
Echo cliffs is under the sub area Santa Monica Mountains