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Laurel Canyon Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,600'
Location: 37.576, -118.9128 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jul 5, 2008
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A touch of Autumn in lower Laurel Canyon, Sierra E...

Description 

Laurel Canyon is a beautiful canyon that has some extensive, although mostly poor quality, rock formations.

The canyon was scoured by glaciers (the drive up tackles the rocky morraine), and most of the rock in the lower sections is highly fractured and poor quality.

The farther you travel up the canyon the better the rock becomes. To reach the best quality rock you'll have to hike passed the parking lot high into the hills.

Getting There 

From Mammoth Lakes take the Sherwin Creek Road, by taking a left off Old Mammoth Road as it makes it sharp turn from north-south to east-west, just south of the Vons shopping center and The Stove restaurant. After 3.9 miles from the junction of Sherwin Creek Road and Old Mammoth Road to the road to Laurel Lakes (4S86). High clearance vehicles are recommended for this road. This road can also be reached via Sherwin Creek Road at its junction with US395, 1.3 miles south of the junction of 203 to Mammoth.

Climbing Season

For the Mammoth Lakes Area area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: The moon sets over Bloody Mountain at the start of...
The moon sets over Bloody Mountain at the start of...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fall colors in Laurel Canyon, Sierra Eastside
Fall colors in Laurel Canyon, Sierra Eastside
Rock Climbing Photo: Driving 4S86 down from Laurel Canyon, Sierra Easts...
Driving 4S86 down from Laurel Canyon, Sierra Easts...
Rock Climbing Photo: Laurel Canyon scenery, Sierra Eastside
Laurel Canyon scenery, Sierra Eastside
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the rough road up to Laurel Canyon.
The start of the rough road up to Laurel Canyon.

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