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Lone Pine Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 12,944'
Location: 36.5616, -118.2251 View Map  Incorrect?
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  • Description 

    Lone Pine Peak hosts a variety of long climbs on white granite.

    Getting There 

    Lone Pine Peak is the massive formation that looms over the town of Lone Pine. Routes on the north side can be approached from the Mt. Whitney Portal Road. The longer routes on the south face of the mountain are approached via dirt roads and the Stone House area.

    Tourists on 395 often mistake Lone Pine Peak for Mount Whitney.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 16.5 miles from here

    8 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['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]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Lone Pine Peak

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lone Pine Peak:
    North Ridge   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, Alpine, Grade III   
    NE Ridge (full)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, Grade III   
    Winter Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 3000'   
    Direct South Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A0     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 16 pitches   
    Michael Strassman Memorial Route   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 700'   
    Bastille Buttress - Beckey Route   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b A0     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Lone Pine Peak

    Featured Route For Lone Pine Peak
    Rock Climbing Photo: Michael Strassman Memorial Route, Pitch 1.

    Michael Strassman Memorial Route 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CA : High Sierra : ... : Lone Pine Peak
    The Michael Strassman Memorial Route (MSMR) climbs the South Face of Lone Pine Peak following an impressive right leaning dike, dubbed the Super Dike. This prominent feature rips across the otherwise blank wall for nearly 500 feet, offering up some incredible climbing along the way. The first ascent was accomplished on September 30, 2008 by Scotty Nelson, Charles Ince and Nate Ricklin.Get the topo HERE Additional information can be found here:pullhar...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

    Photos of Lone Pine Peak Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Pine Peak is the peak on the right, from Tutt...
    Lone Pine Peak is the peak on the right, from Tutt...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Pine Peak View from winter route
    Lone Pine Peak View from winter route
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
    Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Pine Peak, High Sierra
    Lone Pine Peak, High Sierra
    Rock Climbing Photo: Near the summit of Lone Pine Pk
    Near the summit of Lone Pine Pk
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Pine Peak from Horseshoe Meadows CG, Lone Pin...
    Lone Pine Peak from Horseshoe Meadows CG, Lone Pin...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Rogers on Lone Pine Pk
    Tom Rogers on Lone Pine Pk
    Rock Climbing Photo: Morning light on some of the many domes and cliffs...
    Morning light on some of the many domes and cliffs...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Pine Peak from the Alabama Hills at sunrise. ...
    Lone Pine Peak from the Alabama Hills at sunrise. ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: View from a few miles into the Meysan Lakes trail.
    View from a few miles into the Meysan Lakes trail.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Pine Pk
    Lone Pine Pk
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Pine Peak looking through the clouds. photo b...
    Lone Pine Peak looking through the clouds. photo b...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Alpenglow on the North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak, as...
    Alpenglow on the North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak, as...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
    Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Pine Peak as seen from Lone Pine Campground. ...
    Lone Pine Peak as seen from Lone Pine Campground. ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Caroline Schaumann on North Ridge, Lone Pine Peak.
    Caroline Schaumann on North Ridge, Lone Pine Peak.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Pine Peak 2016
    Lone Pine Peak 2016
    Rock Climbing Photo: Lone Pine Peak: taken from Whitney Portal.
    Lone Pine Peak: taken from Whitney Portal.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Caroline, Lone Pine Peak.
    Caroline, Lone Pine Peak.

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    By Tapawingo
    Oct 31, 2012
    Does anyone have any beta on other routes up LPP, such as summer solstice and the czech pillar routes? Also, what guidebooks have these routes listed in them?
    By roman d
    From: Pasadena, CA
    Oct 31, 2012
    summitpost.org/lone-pine-peak/...

    secor guide and AAJ FA descriptions are also helpful

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