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Whitney/Lone Pine Area  


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Elevation: 3,700'
Location: 36.6062, -118.0637 View Map  Incorrect?
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Mt Whitney from the Alabama Hills.

Description 

Lone Pine plays host to some fine micro routes, as well as some longer routes up in the Mt Whitney area of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

In the cooler months the Alabama Hills area offers good sport and trad routes. While in the hotter months the Whitney Portal area provides a cooler alternative.

Shark Fin Arete with Mt Whitney in background
Shark Fin Arete with Mt Whitney in background

Getting There 

Lone pine straddles the 395, 50 minutes south of Bishop, and about 3 hours north of Los Angeles.

Climbing Season



Weather station 15.2 miles from here

295 Total Routes

['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',85],['2 Stars',122],['1 Star',63],['Bomb',4]
['<=5.6',24],['5.7',39],['5.8',36],['5.9',59],['5.10',108],['5.11',18],['5.12',10],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Whitney/Lone Pine Area:
Shark's Fin Arete   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   Alabama Hills : The Shark's Fin
Center Dinosaur Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   The Cattle Pocket : Dinosaur Cracks
Rotten Bananas   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   Alabama Hills : The Tall Wall
Bananarama   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   Alabama Hills : The Tall Wall
Peanut Butter & Chocolate   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 175'   Alabama Hills : The Chocolate Block
Pangborn   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 140'   Western Wall Area : The Loaf
Beckey Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 750'   Whitney Portal : El Segundo Buttress
Alabama Hills Gang   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 145'   Western Wall Area : The Loaf
Hang 'em High   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Western Wall Area : The Western Wall
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack")   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Whitney Portal : Whitney Portal Buttress
High Plains Drifter   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Western Wall Area : The Western Wall
Sheltering Sky   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   Whitney Portal : Candlelight Buttress
Ghostrider   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 800'   Whitney Portal : Whitney Portal Buttress
Blockade Runner   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Alabama Hills : Alabama Dome
No Country For Old Men   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   Whitney Portal : Whitney Portal Buttress
Rodeo Queen   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   The Cattle Pocket : The Corridors
Bony Fingers   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   Whitney Portal : The Whale
Gangway   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   Whitney Portal : Whitney Portal Buttress
Schrodinger's Cat   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 230'   Whitney Portal : The Beach, Right Side
Green Gecko   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Whitney Portal : Candlelight Wall
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Mean Streak, Whitney Portal Buttress, Whitney Port...

Mean Streak 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b A1 R  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Whitney Portal Buttress
Mean Streak is a 10 pitch route up far the right margin of the buttress. Great rock and a variety of stellar cracks and thin face climbing make this a worthy adventure for the experienced climber. Begin to right of the highest pine at base of wall, up right from Clouds route. Look up and left for 1st bolt leading to small roofs, three more bolts lead to a ledge (a bit runout). The route is named for the second pitch; a long left leaning, left facing corner with a dark streak running do...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Whitney/Lone Pine Area Slideshow Add Photo
Lone Pine Peak Area Meysan Lake
Lone Pine Peak Area Meysan Lake
The Shark's Fin. Photo by Blitzo.
The Shark's Fin. Photo by Blitzo.
The road to adventure, Whitney Portal
The road to adventure, Whitney Portal
Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
Lone Pine Peak. Photo by Blitzo.
Locker checking out the produce at Joeseph's Bi-Ri...
Locker checking out the produce at Joeseph's Bi-Ri...
Mt. Whitney. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Whitney. Photo by Blitzo.
Whitney Portal Road. Photo by Blitzo.
Whitney Portal Road. Photo by Blitzo.
Alabama Hills, Lone Pine
Alabama Hills, Lone Pine
Mt. Whitney morning. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Whitney morning. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Williamson from Alabama Hills. Photo by Blitzo...
Mt. Williamson from Alabama Hills. Photo by Blitzo...
Sierra Crest from lower Tuttle Creek Campground. P...
Sierra Crest from lower Tuttle Creek Campground. P...
Mt. Whitney from town. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Whitney from town. Photo by Blitzo.
The Film Museum. Photo by Blitzo.
The Film Museum. Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Whitney from town, Lone Pine
Mt. Whitney from town, Lone Pine
Painting on Lone Pine Drug Store. Photo by Blitzo.
Painting on Lone Pine Drug Store. Photo by Blitzo.
Sunflowers and Mt. Whitney, Alabama Hills
Sunflowers and Mt. Whitney, Alabama Hills
Walt's Point, Horseshoe Meadows Road
Walt's Point, Horseshoe Meadows Road
Manzanar, Lone Pine Area
Manzanar, Lone Pine Area
Highway 395 scenery, Lone Pine
Highway 395 scenery, Lone Pine
The cemetery at Manzanar, Lone Pine Area
The cemetery at Manzanar, Lone Pine Area
Olancha Crags (aka Crystal Geyser Crags), Sierra E...
Olancha Crags (aka Crystal Geyser Crags), Sierra E...

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