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Way Lake Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,800'
Location: 37.5825, -118.995 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Nov 28, 2007
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This bouldering venue has a distinctly Alpine flavor.

The area has a large number of problems on good quality rock.

Getting There 

From the town of Mammoth Lakes follow Main Street, and continue straight at the traffic lights onto Lake Mary Road. Follow this until a left turn can be made towards Coldwater Campground. After 1 mile turn left into the campground and follow the campground up the hill to the Emerald Lake trailhead.

Follow the trail towards Emerald Lake, after about 1/2 mile there is a clearly signposted trail right towards TJ Lake and Lake Barrett. Take this trail, and after about 5 minutes head left (South West) up the slope to a plateau and the boulder field.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

56 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Way Lake

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Way Lake:
Eagle   V3 6A     Boulder   Way Lake Boulder
The Warm Up   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Crimp Ladder Area : Crimp Ladder Boulder
Hail Mary   V3 6A PG13     Boulder   Talladega Nights Area
Green Mambo Stand   V4 6B     Boulder   Lower Talus Area
Bear   V4 6B     Boulder   Way Lake Boulder
The Seam   V4 6B     Boulder   Seam Area : Seam Boulder
The Seam Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder   Seam Area : Seam Boulder
Beareagle   V5 6C     Boulder   Way Lake Boulder
Morpheus   V5 6C     Boulder   Two Dragons Area
It's Not Easy Being Green   V6 7A     Boulder   Lower Talus Area
Shortness of Breath   V6 7A     Boulder   Meadow Area
Black Face   V6 7A     Boulder   Talladega Nights Area
Green Mamba   V7 7A+     Boulder   Lower Talus Area
Crimp Ladder   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Crimp Ladder Area : Crimp Ladder Boulder
Hose Monster   V8 7B     Boulder, 8'   Lower Talus Area
Meadow Roof   V8 7B     Boulder   Meadow Area
Serpentine   V8 7B     Boulder   Lower Talus Area
Crimp Ladder Right   V8 7B     Boulder   Crimp Ladder Area : Crimp Ladder Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Moving up through Black Face Direct using the uniq...

Black Face Direct V7 7A+  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Talladega Nights Area
Climb Black Face straight through the face, without using the lower left wall or the right arete. Harder than the original, but climbs beautifully through the fingerlock in the center of the face. Any info on a FA would be appreciated. I can't be the first one to have thought of this......[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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