Climbing Closures & Regulations
The increased popularity and use of the Santa Monica Mountains climbing areas has resulted in identifiable impacts on such resources as soils, plant communities, and possibly wildlife species. In permitting recreational activities, including rock climbing, the National Park Service must ensure that no damage to cultural resources occurs and that every effort is made to protect the park's natural resources and wilderness values.
The followings sites are closed to all forms of climbing until the expiration date of the closure notice below for visitor safety and / or resource protection.
Click on the name of the area for more information such as exact location, routes, and climber's descriptions.
To ensure that these climbing areas stay open for everyone, please observe the following prohibitions and restrictions:
Did You Know?
At the geographical center of Los Angeles is a national park site. At Franklin Canyon Ranch in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, you can see cityscapes and natural views. The recreation area extendes in an east-west direction running through the heart of the city.