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Stumbling Blocks

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About Stumbling Blocks:

This rock is one of my favorite sport rocks to climb in the LA area. It is the first bolted rock you see as you pass the large water pool when walking up stream from the Planet of the Aps Wall. It hosts three quality routes: 5.8, 5.10a and 5.10c, each 5 to 7 bolts high. The 5.8 is on the stream side and starts under a tree from large boulders. The two bolted 5.10s are around the corner to the left of the 5.8. You got to climb them!
Approach: Take the Gorge Trail from the Visitor's Center and complete the 5.0 Traverse on the left side of the small lake (rock pool) to get back to the climbing area.
Approach Time: 20 minutes from parking area
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Access Issues:
Rock Type: Volcanic
Type of Climbing: Sport
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Routes

SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
2 Average Rating = 3.44/5 Chimps Ahoy!! (3) 5.10b 27
3 Average Rating = 3.19/5 Monkey Mayhem (1) 5.6 37
5 Average Rating = 3.42/5 ??? 5.10d 12
10 Average Rating = 3.47/5 The Third Degree 5.10b 54
15 Average Rating = 3.48/5 Guerilla Drilla (1) 5.10a 97
20 Average Rating = 3.14/5 ?prow? 5.9 35
25 Average Rating = 3.56/5 Moonshiner 5.9 16
30 Average Rating = 3.52/5 Chopping Block (1) 5.8 61
35 Average Rating = 2.75/5 Vigilante 5.11a 11
40 Average Rating = 2.50/5 Over the Falls 5.11d 2
45 Average Rating = 3.92/5 Blockbuster 5.11a 15
50 Average Rating = 4.33/5 New Release 5.12a 3
55 Average Rating = 4.40/5 Waiting for guntes 5.13a 5
60 Average Rating = 3.89/5 Letterbox 5.11c 24
65 Average Rating = 3.70/5 Nipple Denial Syndrome 5.11b 28
70 Average Rating = 3.84/5 Mr. Big (1) 5.10d 37
75 Average Rating = 3.58/5 X Files (1) 5.10c 53
85 Average Rating = 0.00/5 chubbs V11 0
95 Average Rating = 3.54/5 Classic Malibu Face (2) 5.8 13
100 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Gutterball V1 2
102 Average Rating = 2.67/5 TJ Hooker V0 3
105 Average Rating = 3.67/5 Niagara Fist V1 3
106 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Anderson Problem V4 4
110 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Hot Lipps 5.12a 2

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Monkey Mayhem
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Forum Discussions (4 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Can anyone help identify a route??? Malibu Creek miaddrums 2 Nov 13 2013, 8:28 PM
No Replies Bad anchor on The Third Degree!!! clr288 0 Sep 18 2011, 7:16 PM
With Replies Climbing shoes mperlick 1 Oct 09 2009, 9:33 PM
With Replies Route to the left of Monkey mayhem? m_bartosek 2 May 25 2007, 6:35 PM