Friday, January 27, 2017

Climbing at Echo Cliffs, Santa Monica Mountains, CA

On Friday, we all packed ourselves into one car and made our way towards the Santa Monica Mountains. Our destination: Echo Cliffs. To get to Echo Cliffs, you park at the Backbone Trailhead. The address is:

Backbone Trail
Malibu, CA 90265
Coordinates: 34.114173, -118.918171

Mountain Project Link: Echo Cliffs

Park at any of the two gravel parking lots and begin on the trail head. For about 2 miles, hike on the Backbone Trail until you can see Echo Cliffs. Then, you take the river shortcut down to the base of the cliffs. I can't really describe the river shortcut, and you may need someone whose been there to point it out, but you can try to get an idea from my pictures.






Once you find yourself at Echo Cliffs, have fun. There are an abundance of routes for you to try that caters to all levels. During our time there, we managed to play on Left Flank and Java Wall. In particular: Bushed Coyote (5.10c), The Sumac Route (5.8), Morning Glory (5.8), Bushwacked (5.8), B-Line (5.10a), Black Tide (5.9), Espresso (5.11a), and Americano (5.11a).






Great time climbing. Was there from 9am til sunset.
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