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Way Lake  

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Elevation: 9,800'
Location: 37.5825, -118.995 View Map  Incorrect?
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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 Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Way Lake:
The Warm Up   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Crimp Ladder Area : Crimp Ladder Boulder
Eagle   V3 6A     Boulder   Way Lake Boulder
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
Beareagle   V5 6C     Boulder   Way Lake Boulder
Shortness of Breath   V5 6C     Boulder   Meadow Area
Morpheus   V5 6C     Boulder   Two Dragons Area
It's Not Easy Being Green   V6 7A     Boulder   Lower Talus Area
Black Face   V6 7A     Boulder   Talladega Nights Area
Crimp Ladder   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Crimp Ladder Area : Crimp Ladder Boulder
Green Mamba   V7 7A+     Boulder   Lower Talus Area
Serpentine   V8 7B     Boulder   Lower Talus Area
Meadow Roof   V8 7B     Boulder   Meadow Area
Crimp Ladder Right   V8 7B     Boulder   Crimp Ladder Area : Crimp Ladder Boulder
Hose Monster   V8 7B     Boulder, 8'   Lower Talus Area
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Mid crux just about to reach up to the small crimp...

Crimp Ladder V7 7A+  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Crimp Ladder Boulder
A classic crimp climb. Sit start as per the Warm Up on two opposing side pulls. Move right on incuts and crimps to the obvious horizontal row of crimps. From here finish straight up...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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