Mammoth Lakes Area
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Rainbow Falls, near Mammoth Mountain and Devil's P...
Mammoth Lakes is primarily a summer and fall climbing area. All types of climbing can be found here from short sport routes on volcanic tuff, to medium length alpine routes on perfect granite. Mammoth Lakes has a bit of everything for everybody.
Depending on the snow fall of the previous winter climbing begins generally in late April and May, and continues through until November (depending on Snow fall). Some of the bouldering areas closer to the 395 are open all year around. Crystal Crag
is a fine example of the granite crags, while Clark Canyon
is the best of the tuff sport crags.
The Mammoth area covers a fair amount of climbing stretching from Rock Creek
in the south, all the way to Matrimony Wall
, in the north.
The Minarets, Mt Ritter and Banner from the slopes above Mammoth Lakes.
Mammoth Lakes sits 3.5 miles west of the 395 along the 203, about 40 minutes North of Bishop.
Weather station 0.2 miles from here
966 Total Routes
['4 Stars',46],['3 Stars',257],['2 Stars',346],['1 Star',306],['Bomb',6]
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Driller Instinct 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
This is described in the guidebook as perhaps the best route at Clark Canyon. It is a beautiful, long pitch of steep climbing on great rock. Climb the bolted, right-facing dihedral before heading out right on to the face after the fifth (?) bolt. Climb the face to a small roof, passing it on the right, to a long, ever-steepening arete to the anchor. Be careful lowering/rappelling off. A 70-meter rope will lower you to the first bolt of the route, from where you can downclimb to the ground. Thos...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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