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Al's Garage  


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Elevation: 7,600'
Location: 37.7749, -118.927 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jan 28, 2007
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Description 

The volcanic tuff cliff faces South West and has a good collection of moderate sport routes. The climbing is similar to Clarks Canyon, perhaps not quite as steep.

The cliff is split into two main sections, left and right of a tower in the middle of the cliff.

Getting There 

Drive North from Mammoth Lakes on the 395 for 7.5 miles. Shortly after a rest area turn right onto Owens River Road, follow this for 2 miles until you can turn Left into Big Springs Campground.

Follow this for 2.2 miles, until you can turn right onto 2S06. Follow this road 1.5 miles, to where the 1S47 joins from the left, continue on for another 1/2 mile (the road is rough here), until a small meadow is reached. Turn Left here, and follow the road to its end (1/2 mile).

The cliff is up the hillside on the right.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.0 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',5],['5.10',10],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Al's Garage:
Aviary   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Al's Garage
The crux corner of Aviary.

Aviary 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Al's Garage
Climb up the wall to the left of the obvious corner, until possible to stem the corner and hand jam the crack. The corner is the crux.After the corner fun climbing on jugs follows all the way to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Middle right section of Al's Garage
BETA PHOTO: Middle right section of Al's Garage
Al's Garage as seen from the turn off meadow.
BETA PHOTO: Al's Garage as seen from the turn off meadow.

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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Aug 30, 2013
Great fun area and well worth a trip especially if you're concerned about the road and/or crowds at neighboring Clark Canyon. The routes are clean, thoughtfully put up and well worth doing. Al picked all the cherries over a decade ago where development seems to have stopped. No crowding or grid-bolting here, just good solid lines!