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Lone Pine Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,700'
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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.

Rock Climbing Photo: 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

367 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',112],['2 Stars',160],['1 Star',68],['Bomb',4]
['<=5.6',34],['5.7',45],['5.8',35],['5.9',67],['5.10',138],['5.11',31],['5.12',14],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lone Pine Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lone Pine Area:
Rotten Bananas   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   Western Wall Area : The Tall Wall
Shark's Fin Arete   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   Alabama Hills : The Shark's Fin
Center Dinosaur Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   Cattle Pocket and Corridors... : Dinosaur Cracks
Ummagumma   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A0     Trad, Aid, 2500'   Whitney Portal : The Wrinkled Lady
Bananarama   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   Western Wall Area : The Tall Wall
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
Chocolate Pocket   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 145'   Monument Slot (aka Gunga Di... : Rocky Top (aka the Chocolat...
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
High Plains Drifter   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   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
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
Bony Fingers   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   Whitney Portal : The Whale
Crystal Voyage   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Whitney Portal : The Beach, Right Side
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
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Featured Route For Lone Pine Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Ummagumma follows the yellow line. Photo by Myles ...

Ummagumma 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A0  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Wrinkled Lady
The "Royal Arches" of the Portal. A long, wandering adventure route up a huge chunk of stone. Too long for me to try and remember all the twists and turns, but the first ascensionist did a pretty good write-up HERE . The first 1,500 feet will destroy your legs. Steep 3rd and 4th class slabs, with short and intermittent exposed 5th class sections. A short pendulum swing from a fixed rope (A0) can also be ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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

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