Elevation: 5,281 ft
GPS: 37.509, -118.568 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Helvie on Jan 12, 2007 with improvements by MisterE Wolfe
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Awesome sunny wall above a talus field, with lots of varied climbing.

Getting There

From the road, look for the major old ruin past the new power plant. Drop down and cross the river on rocks and grunt up the talus slope to the base.

35 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Warning Signs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
Warning: Laser Beam
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Watch For Rocks
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Willy's ChalkALot
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Time Out (of Mind)
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Cookie Monster
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Big Bird
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Elmo
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Safety Meeting
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Results May Vary
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Gritty Gritty Bang Bang
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Back to the Future
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 55
Warning Signs
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 30
Timeless
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
House of Cards
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Flight of Fancy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Warning: Laser Beam
 45
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Watch For Rocks
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Willy's ChalkALot
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Time Out (of Mind)
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cookie Monster
 12
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Big Bird
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Elmo
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Safety Meeting
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Results May Vary
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Gritty Gritty Bang Bang
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Back to the Future
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Warning Signs
 55
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Timeless
 30
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
House of Cards
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Flight of Fancy
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
Euan Cameron   Mammoth Lakes  
This definitely provides a quieter alternative to the Central Gorge. The climbing isn't as good as the Great Wall of China, but if you pick the routes there are some nice climbs. Apr 14, 2007
Does anyone know the name of the routes to the left of laser beam? Directly next to laser beam is a cool stem start route but is only like a 5.7. There is a another route continuing left that is also follows the arete (mistaken it for laser beam) seemed like a 5.8 route though. There are several other routes that continue left, one had Quickdraws on it. Oct 11, 2016
Maidy  
CURRENT ACCESS: DWP currently has barriers and NO TRESSPASSING signs up stretching from the power plant to the old Penstock. PLEASE DO NOT DUCK UNDER THE TAPE! We observed many people doing this in plain sight of DWP workers this week and this is NOT helpful keeping things kosher with the DWP.

There is a "grey area" where the tape ends above the old Penstock. You can skirt the end of the barrier and cross rocks and logs downstream of the old crossing without entering the section they have restricted. YES- there is more scrambling to traverse across to the main area but it is just a little more time, you are not blatantly violating their signage. Thanks. Dec 31, 2018
MisterE Wolfe
Bishop, CA
MisterE Wolfe   Bishop, CA
UPDATE 4/9/19:
Raptors have nested in the large fissure to the right of "Timeless" and left of "Days of Future Past" and "Back to the Future".
Please respect the nesting hawks and stay off these routes until they have vacated. Apr 9, 2019 · Temporary Report
Thanks Eric Apr 9, 2019