Photo Essay: Rock Climbing in Malibu

Photos and story by Sarah Vehrs

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The overlook from Echo Cliffs provides a breathtaking view of the mountains inland of Malibu. The landscape is recovering from the blaze it experienced last summer, but wildflowers are beginning to make an appearance.

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Daniel, an engineering student at LBSU, focuses as he lead climbs an overhanging route on Echo Cliffs.

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Lynna, an LBSU grad, steps up to her first climb of the day. It's a short, intermediate climb, or for the climbers out there: a 5.10c with several lay-backs and a couple of crimps at the top that will leave you feeling like the Hulk.

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David starts his first ascent of the day off strong.

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Stephanie explores a cave in between rock climbs.

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Lynna makes her way up the rock at a quick pace.

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Stephanie celebrates after reaching the base of Echo Cliffs after an hour-long hike.