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Warming Wall 

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Elevation: 8,300'
Location: 37.6478, -119.003 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jan 17, 2007
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Short bolted sport climbs, conveniently situated in the town of Mammoth Lakes. You can normally access the climbs from late April through November. The cliff faces south, and can get hot in the summer.

The rock is volcanic and quality is generally good, ranging from polished glass to coarse grained with excellent friction.

There are a good selection of climbs in the 5.10 to 5.11 range. Its ease of access makes this a good crag to visit if you are in town.

An obvious crack, Warming Wall Crack (5.8), can be seen in the middle of the face.

Getting There 

From the 395, takes the 203 west into the town of Mammoth Lakes. Drive through the first set of lights and continue along Main Street, continue straight at the next set (Minaret Road) and make a right at the next set of lights. Follow this road, Canyon Blvd, until the large parking lot is reached at Canyon Lodge.

Park up at the start of this large parking lot. The trail to the crag is on your right, next to the Austria Hof Lodge.

Follow the trail up the drainage for about 4 minutes on foot and the Warming wall can be seen on your Right.

22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Warming Wall:
Warming Trend   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Midway through the crux, on One Eyed Jack, 5.11b/c

One Eyed Jack 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Warming Wall
This is one of the better routes at Warming Wall. It starts right of Heat Vampire. Climb up to the first bolt, and continue over the small overlap to clip the 2nd bolt. Getting to and passing the 2nd bolt is the crux and provides some fine moves. The difficulties soon ease as a large pocket and a finger ledge are reached and the 3rd bolt clipped. With little more effort continue on up to the top.The first 3 bolts provide some fine sustained climbing at the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Oh Zone Area - Topo
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Jam It Area - Topo
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Warming Wall Crack Area - Topo
BETA PHOTO: Warming Wall Crack Area - Topo
Very cool route, not sure of the name
Very cool route, not sure of the name
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By Euan Cameron
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Jan 27, 2007

I have added a couple of fairly new routes that I do not have the names for. If anybody knows the first ascent details for these routes please e-mail me, so that I can update the guide.

By Chris Sip
Jul 7, 2013

WARNING: The anchors on what I think was the Hot Flash route are severely worn from TRing on the fixed gear. A ridiculously tiny sliver of metal is left....would be a good photo to explain what happens after improper use of fixed gear.

I was just traveling through Mammoth and checked out the Warming wall for a day. I spotted these dangerous anchors from the route to the right.