Rock Climbing Los Angeles

Rock climbing Los Angeles is on many people's bucket list when planning a visit to Southern California. Local climbing areas offer a great challenge to climbers of all levels.

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.

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.

Photo: Student joining one of our outdoor climbing events to practice technique.

Photo: Student learning to rappel, before her Canyoneering trip in Costa Rica.

Its low elevation makes for a comfortable place to climb during the winter months. During summer months, you can move around the many corridors available to enjoy climbing in the shade.

At any time of the year, you will see people of all age groups walking or simply exploring the park. Discover the many trails that can deliver you to the top of the formations for spectacular views.

The park is close to the road, so your experience will only be minutes away from local restaurants, gas stations and shopping.

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.

During your visit, please do your part in practicing "Leave No Trace" and help our continuing efforts to protect its fragile natural habitat for plants and animals.

Other Local Attractions in Los Angeles

Aquarium of the Pacific - Southern California's largest aquarium
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 Boulevard
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
Rock Climb Every Day - Outdoor rock climbing, rappelling, guided activities
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