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Santa Monica Mountains  


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Description 

Santa Monica Mountains rise above Los Angeles, widen to meet the curve of Santa Monica Bay and reach their highest peaks facing the ocean, forming a beautiful and multi-faceted landscape
Covering 250 square miles, rising out of the Pacific Ocean to a height over 3,000'. The mountain range was driven up from the sea over 10 million years ago. Weathering created rugged landscapes of canyons up to 2,000' deep with unique rock formations.
Located in a Mediterranean ecosystem, the Santa Monica Mountains contain a wide variety of plants and wildlife.

Climate 

Santa Monica Mountains have a dry, warm to humid summers and wet, mild to cool winters

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Weather station 5.2 miles from here

360 Total Routes

['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',130],['2 Stars',145],['1 Star',46],['Bomb',6]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',11],['5.8',26],['5.9',32],['5.10',111],['5.11',82],['5.12',60],['5.13',26],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Santa Monica Mountains:
Chopping Block   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks
Intellitoys   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Echo Cliffs : Test Site
Kathmandu   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Malibu Creek State Park : Ghetto Wall
Guerilla Drilla   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks
Gorgeous   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Malibu Creek State Park : Mt. Gorgeous
The Guillotine   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Echo Cliffs : The Alcove
Rolling Blackout   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   Century Lake Area : The Power Wall
Mr. Big   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 35'   Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks
Delicious   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Malibu Creek State Park : Mt. Gorgeous
Johnny Can't Lead   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Malibu Creek State Park : Ghetto Wall
Caffeine   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Echo Cliffs : Java Wall
Planet of the Apes   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     TR, 70'   Malibu Creek State Park : Planet of the Apes Wall
Marauding Monkeys   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Malibu Creek State Park : Mt. Gorgeous
Luscious   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 60'   Malibu Creek State Park : Mt. Gorgeous
Monkey Sang, Monkey Do   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR, 70'   Malibu Creek State Park : Planet of the Apes Wall
The Drifter   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Century Lake Area : Drifter Wall
Urban Struggle   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Malibu Creek State Park : Ghetto Wall
Crash and Burn   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Echo Cliffs : Kamikaze Cave
Ghetto Blaster   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Malibu Creek State Park : Ghetto Wall
State of Grace   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Echo Cliffs : White Wall
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Featured Route For Santa Monica Mountains
Ben on the Guillotine

The Guillotine 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Alcove
Starts up the left facing corner, clipping the bolts on the left wall. Once you reach the flake follow it up and left to Geezer's anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Santa Monica Mountains Slideshow Add Photo
Litter recently gathered from the base of Echo Cli...
Litter recently gathered from the base of Echo Cli...
Many years, springtime brings an extraordinary wil...
Many years, springtime brings an extraordinary wil...
Water cascading down the normally dry descent gull...
Water cascading down the normally dry descent gull...
Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), Santa Monic...
Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), Santa Monic...
Planet of the Apes Wall, Malibu Creek State Park, ...
Planet of the Apes Wall, Malibu Creek State Park, ...
California Quail (Callipepla californica)
California Quail (Callipepla californica)
Local climbers and rangers join forces to clean up...
Local climbers and rangers join forces to clean up...
Echo Cliffs, Santa Monica Mountains
Echo Cliffs, Santa Monica Mountains
A sellout crowd at the Mishe Mokwa Trailhead.
A sellout crowd at the Mishe Mokwa Trailhead.
The falls in the Grotto, at Echo Cliffs, in wet co...
The falls in the Grotto, at Echo Cliffs, in wet co...
The Poison Oak is really blooming along the Mishe ...
The Poison Oak is really blooming along the Mishe ...

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