Lee Vining Ice
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Climber on a lower formation (yellow jacket, upper...
Lee Vining Cascade is a great ice climbing area that is located just outside of Mammoth. There are plenty of routes to climb, from single pitch to three pitch classics such as Chouinards, Spiral Staircase, The Heel Toe, and the Bard Harrington. The area recieves shade pretty much all day and starts forming usaully aroung Early November.
You can go online and type in Lee Vining ice conditions for weekly updates on how fat the ice is. The website is Sierra Mountain Guides and they post conditons for all of the classic routes. It will also tell you how to drive in from where ever you may be. There are a few nice little places in town that you can rent rooms for reasonable prices. One is called Murphys' which I usually prefer because you can get a room with three beds for about 40 to 60 bucks. Make sure you tell them your there to climb because they give ice climber discounts!
Lee Vining Cascade is located in the town of, you guessed it, Lee Vining. You can get exact directions on Mapquest.
Lee Vining ice. Feb 2008. Bard-Harrington out due to fixed leak in water main. Rumor has it the pipe might spring another leak sometime soon.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
21 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Featured Route For Lee Vining Ice
Barbarians Near the Gate 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Bard Harrington Wall
Cruxes on P4 and P5. The slab crux on P5 is bolted so that you can grab the draw and swing across if the move is too hard. It's at least old school slab 10b. To descend the route: rap down the belay stations till you reach the traverse ledge (3 raps). Then climb the traverse pitch in reverse. Rap the first two pitches. Each pitch has great climbing on it, but P5 is unique to the area. 1,000's of big chicken heads!!!! From the top of the climb you can contiue up 2/3 ledges to the pipe and hik...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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By Ian McEleney
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jan 17, 2013
The Guidebook for this area is Eastern Sierra Ice by Robert "SP" Parker.