Past Meetup

Rock Scrambling rope-climb Loop: Santa Susana Pass, the Rock Room, Corriganville

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20 people went

Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park Lassen Ave

9850 Andora Avenue, · Chatsworth, CA

How to find us

Meet at West end of Lassen Street, to the south of the cemetery entrance

Location image of event venue

Details

EXPECT LOTS OF MONKEYING AROUND:

Lots of Rocks and 4 Hilly trails to Climb. We will climb a 40 FOOT TALL dry waterfall...and some climbing skill is required here. The dry waterfall is not straight up, but tilted, with ledges every few feet. I am bringing a rope to help here. Fellow monkeys may like to free-hand climb this one

WEATHER FORECAST IS 50% CHANCE OF MORNING RAIN: HIKE HAPPENS RAIN OR NOT

THE DASTARDLY MEETUP PHONE APP DELETES MY PHOTOS; HERE THEY ARE: http://rexhikes.blogspot.com/2015/11/santa-susana-pass-park-and-mt-rexmore.html

THIS IS THE WATERFALL IF THERE WAS WATER....

THIS IS WHAT WE WILL CLIMB WITH A ROPE

BELOW: we won't be climbing this cliff.... just threw that in for shock value

BELOW: The Rock Room

DISTANCE: 8 TO 10 miles, about....

DIFFICULTY: medium; included rock scrambling and climbing a rocky hillside

LOCATION: go WEST OF TOPANGA CANYON BLVD. on Lassen Street for 1 mile until it ends at Oakwood Cemetery and turn left on Andora Avenue. To the left of the cemetery entrance is the trailhead.

THE ROUTE: We will first go to the labyrinth rock, climb around a bit, eat lunch, then climb the waterfall trail up to Mesa Road/Lilac lane using a rope, and follow Lilac Lane for a mile to the 118 freeway overpass. (elevation gain: 800 feet) We then Hike uphill again to the Rock Room and the peak above it (another 800 feet elevation gain). From there we go downhill through the wildlife corridor tunnel under the freeway and reach Corriganville park. Here there are porta-potties and drinking water. We will scale the scenic rocks (about 200 feet elevation gain), then drop down and hike up canyon on the Stagecoach trail to Lilac Lane. We then follow Lilac Lane up and over the hill (gaining 500 feet in elevation), and drop down past the Chatsworth History marker to our starting spot.

(BELOW: heart rock hole in Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park)

(BELOW: labyrinth-picnic rock at Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park)

AS USUAL: Bring LUNCH!!, 3 quarts of water, a hat, sunscreen, munchies, Gern Blanston repellent

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LEGAL STUFF: this hike involves rock and rope climbing. AS USUAL, YOU AGREE BY GOING ON THIS HIKE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THAT THE MEETUP FOLKS HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SAFETY. PLEASE SEE THE MEETUP TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP: http://www.meetup.com/terms/ ESPECIALLY PARAGRAPH 11. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY YOU CANNOT HIKE WITH US--I DON'T MAKE THE RULES, I JUST GOTTA FOLLOW THEM