Top three reasons to go rock climbing in Malibu
Refreshing ocean breeze and a panoramic view of the Pacific
Various route difficulties for both first timers and seasoned climbers
Pleasant weather and easy access guarantee year-round climbing
Point Dume is as known for its epic crag as it is for being a popular filming location. With its 100-foot cliff right by the ocean, this Malibu Beach is celebrated for being one of the best rock climbing spots in California! Scaling to the top of the rock featuring crimps and sharp edges will be a lot easier with some ocean spray in the air—and if you get too hot, just jump into the Pacific and cool down. With crags ranging from the 5.6 to 5.10, you’re bound to find your dream route, and if you’re lucky, whales and dolphins might make an appearance. Get the show on the road on Malibu beach!
Malibu, CA, is a 5-minute drive from Point Dume
Beginner to intermediate
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Half Day of Rock Climbing in Malibu’s Point Dume
How often do you feel the salty ocean air energizing you as you’re on the crag? Point Dume Beach in Malibu, California, gives you exactly that—plus a range of different rock climbing routes ensuring everyone has a good time. As one of the most beloved climbing spots in California, the 100-foot rocky cliff offers you views of rolling green Malibu hills on one side and the mighty Pacific on the other. Head to Point Dume Beach with your friends and family, and your guide will tailor your visit with picking the best top-rope routes for you!
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Rock N Rope Adventures
Had a great day of climbing with Roger and Millena at Point Dume. Milena answered a bunch of questions prior to my booking and made me feel comfortable making the reservation. Roger is a good teacher and offered many tips on becoming a better climber. Looking forward to climbing again with them.
Roger is a great coach, he and his team are very professional and friendly. They are not only patient but also helped me feel confident all the way to the top. They are excellent with kids too. I notice that safety was a priority and the equipments were new. It was a great experience in an amazing place. Highly recommend 🙂
We did the half day climbing.
Roger and Milena were wonderfull guides! My boyfriend climbed before, I never did and we were both so satisfied! It already started with the mailcontact. Milena took the time to awnser all my questions. The area where we climbed was stunningly beautiful. I felt so confident because of their perfect guiding and we did 5 beautiful climbes also with nice views. We had the best morning! I would do this over and over again with these lovely and professional people!
Our sons climbed in Malibu State Park with them and had a wonderful time. The team is absolutely lovely and pro. They lend you all the material… Great session.
Things to know
Covid measures in Malibu, California
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Malibu, California, please refer to California’s Travel Alerts and Government’s Travel Advice.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced, local rock climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- Half day of rock climbing
- Rock climbing equipment (climbing shoes, harness, helmet, chalk bag)
What’s not included:
- Transportation to Malibu
- Guide gratuities — optional
How fit do I need to be?
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day of rock climbing in Malibu, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
What if I’ve never climbed before?
Malibu has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
For intermediate to advanced climbers, Malibu has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.
What do I need to bring?
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
- Harness with a locking carabiner, belay device, and chalk bag
- Rock shoes (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
- Small day pack to carry your personal gear, snacks, and water
- Water bottle
- Food you can eat on-the-go
- Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, etc.)
- Camera — optional
Ropes and climbing hardware will be provided by your guide. Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- For this group adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 4:1.
- The cost does not decrease as the group grows.
- The maximum number of people in a group is 8.
Rock climbing in Malibu can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors between 8 and 18 may be permitted to join the group, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian. If your group has climbers under the age of 8, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Malibu, most people fly into Los Angeles International Airport. From there, you have a one-hour drive ahead of you to Malibu—you can rent a car or take a shuttle service.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate crag dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.