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Laurel Mountain  


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Location: 37.5853, -118.8858 View Map  Incorrect?
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Laurel Mountain from the Convict Lake Campground.

Description 

Laurel Mountain is the large colorful mountain to the west of Convict Lake in the Eastern Sierra, just to the southeast of Mammoth Lakes. The east face of Laurel is made of crazy colorful metamorphic rocks which drop thousands of feet down to Convict Lake below as the Sevehah cliffs. The Mendenhall Couloir is the obvious gully that splits the Sevehah cliffs and leads right up to the summit of the mountain. The north and west sides of the mountain are rubble hikes.

Getting There 

Park either at Convict Lake or at the top of the Laurel Canyon jeep trail, depending if you want to climb the East side or the North side of the mountain.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.9 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Laurel Mountain:
Mendenhall Couloir   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Trad, Alpine, 3000'   
East Rib - North   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, Alpine, 3000'   
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Featured Route For Laurel Mountain
Mendenhall Couloir and SE rib

East Rib - North 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  CA : High Sierra : Laurel Mountain
Start the route as you would start Mendenhall couloir. Climb up the 4th class steps including the crux chimney before you get to a fork about 2/5ths up. At the large red rock bend continue going straight and right towards a prominent rib. Mendenhall Couloir will be to your left. On your right will be a steep vertical drop off to another gully. As you start up the rib at some point the climbing will get steeper. And you will reach a few headwalls. There will be one easier one, and one a bit harde...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Laurel Mountain from the shores of Convict Lake, S...
Laurel Mountain from the shores of Convict Lake, S...
Approaching Laurel Mt.
Approaching Laurel Mt.

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