Mammoth Lakes Area Rock Climbing
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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
1,032 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',51],['3 Stars',272],['2 Stars',373],['1 Star',325],['Bomb',6]
Classic Climbing Routes in Mammoth Lakes Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mammoth Lakes Area:
Featured Route For Mammoth Lakes Area
Big Cheese V8+ 7B+ CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Swiss Cheese Boulder
The low traverse of the boulder, a plumb line--albeit gravity challenged--straight across the boulder never going high or being tempted by all those jugs just a body length above. Brilliant gymnastic climbing on nebulous pockets, which merges with the standard traverse near the end of the main wall and continues around the corner via much easier terrain. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA