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Laurel Mountain from the Convict Lake Campground.


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

For the High Sierra area.

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Laurel Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Laurel Mountain:
Mendenhall Couloir   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c     Trad, Alpine, 3000'   
East Rib - North   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, Alpine, 3000'   
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Guilty As Charged WI4 M2 R  CA : High Sierra : ... : Laurel Mountain
Remarkably, it seems like this line may not have been climbed until February of 2013. An unusual route for the Eastern Sierra, I wish we had more like it.Dale Apgar and Mike Collins spied the first two pitches while scrambling up the North Ridge of Mount Morrison across the canyon. Collins climbed the first two pitches, and word got out. Apgar and Ryan Tetz came back a few days later and added a third. Jed Porter and Ian McEleney got caught up in the excitement and climbed it tothe top within a ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Laurel Mountain Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: North Ridge Descent from Laurel
BETA PHOTO: North Ridge Descent from Laurel
Rock Climbing Photo: Laurel Mountain from the shores of Convict Lake, S...
Laurel Mountain from the shores of Convict Lake, S...
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching Laurel Mt.
Approaching Laurel Mt.
Rock Climbing Photo: The start, up Laurel Mt.
The start, up Laurel Mt.

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