Rock Climbing in Los Angeles
Los Angeles rock climbing offers a great challenge to us all. One of the most popular locations is Stoney Point Park, which is a historic site with natural rocks outcropping east of Topanga Canyon Boulevard. It is considered one of the favorite local hiking spots. Travelers come from all over to hike, rock climb, boulder, take photographs and filming.
Photo: Student learning to rappel, before her Canyoneering trip in Costa Rica.
Stoney Point Park
This sandstone formation is surrounded by many fine boulders. Its consistency makes flakes break easily, especially after prolonged rain. Although it can get very warm during the summer months and windy on some occasions, there is hiking, climbing and bouldering available year round. Its low elevation makes for a comfortable place to climb during the winter months.
Photo: Student joining one of our outdoor climbing events to practice technique.
Leave No Trace
Do note, there is a lot of graffiti and broken glass in some areas of Stoney Point Park and it's a shame. There are clean up efforts happening, at least once a year. Local efforts from Los Angeles rock climbing enthusiasts and hikers is encouraged to contribute whenever possible, as Stoney Point remains a city park granted mainly to such efforts. When you visit, do your part in practicing "Leave No Trace" whenever possible and help protect its fragile habitat for plants and animals.
Other Local Attractions in Los Angeles
|Aquarium of the Pacific|
|Disneyland - Famed amusement park with 8 themed lands|
|Getty Center - Celebrated free venue for art exhibits|
|Getty Villa - Manor of bluff with artifact collection|
|Greek Theatre - Outdoor music amphitheater in a park|
|Griffith Observatory - Planetarium, telescopes & city views|
|Griffith Park - Hiking trails, city views & L.A. Zoo|
|Hollywood Bowl - Legendary outdoor venue for live music|
|Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Iconic celebrity cemetery with many events|
|Hollywood Sign - Iconic letters atop Mount Lee since 1923|
|Hollywood Walk of Fame - Famed strip honoring entertainment stars|
|La Brea Tar Pits - Prehistoric-fossil excavation site|
|Los Angeles County Museum of Art - From pre-Columbian to contemporary works|
|Los Angeles Zoo - Animals and flora from around the world|
|Madame Tussauds Hollywood - Wax museum featuring notable Americans|
|Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Dinosaur skeletons & rotating exhibits|
|Pantages Theatre - Live theatre venue in art deco landmark|
|Santa Monica Pier - Concerts, restaurants, bike ride|
|Staples Center - Arena for LA sports & big-name music|
|Sunset Boulevard - Surfing, shopping|
|TCL Chinese Theatre - Landmark cinema & celebrity footprints|
|Universal Studios Hollywood - Big movie-themed amusement park|
|Walt Disney Concert Hall - Iconic home of the LA Philharmonic|