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The Alabama Hills lie west of Highway 395 and the town of Lone Pine, below Mt. Whitney. The climbing here is on coarse, monzonite granite, which ranges from good to really chossy. Bouldering is plentiful.
This area has long been used as a film location and is one of the most photographed areas in California and the panoramas are breathtaking!
Please stay in the Tuttle Creek Campground to minimize impact on this delicate area. Watch out for rattlesnakes.
Take Whitney Portal Road to this area. Most of the climbing is accessed from Movie Road, witch heads north from the Whitney Portal Road.
For complete information get "A Rockclimber's Guide to The Alabama Hills," by Michael Strassman.
| || |Alabama Hills, near Paul's Paradise.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Mar 18, 2008
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|Comments on Alabama Hills
|By Brad "Stonyman" Killough|
Apr 15, 2008
Awesome area, spectacular.
Why do they call it Alabama Hills?
|By Darrell Hensel|
Aug 13, 2008
Per the Alabama Hills name: In the 1860's the town of Lone Pine was primarily Southern (Confederacy) in their sympathies with regard to the Civil War. The town of Independence on the other hand (~15 miles away), being a Federal Fort, was primarily Northern (Union) in their sympathies. The residents of Lone Pine named the Alabama Hills to commemorate the Confederate iron-clad warship Alabama, which was wrecking havoc on the Union fleet. To counter, the residents of Independence later named a local gold mine Kersarge, to commemorate the Union warship that sank the Alabama.
Finally! Marty's guide is available...
|By Simon Hatfield|
From: Oakland, CA
Sep 23, 2011
This would be a terrific place to take a new climber - the routes are user friendly, easy approaches, and there are many moderates.
From: Stone Ridge, NY
Dec 10, 2012
How's the season for reliable and comfortable weather? Winter cragging in January or Spring Break (I'm a teacher) in late March? If too cold then, how about May/June-August?
|By Russ Walling|
Dec 10, 2012
It is a lot like Josh for weather. March is a great month and should be fantastic. January will probably be cold, but routes in the sun with no wind should be fine.
May/june, probably good in the shade and hot in the sun. Right on the edge of it being desperately hot. August, hot and shade climbing in the AM or Eve would be mandatory.
| || |Monthly Avg Temps / Lone Pine
Submitted By: Russ Walling on Dec 10, 2012
|By Tommy Sant|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 13, 2013
It looks like one of the more recent guide books is titled:
Bishop Area Rock Climbs: The Climbing Guide to the Eastern Sierra—South by Peter Croft & Marty Lewis