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Elevation: 6,781 ft
GPS: 37.94428, -119.21475
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Lee Vining Cascade is a great ice climbing area that is located 29 miles north of Mammoth Lakes and just outside of Lee Vining and Yosemite National Park. There are plenty of routes to climb, from single pitch to three pitch classics such as Chouinards, Spiral Staircase, The Heel Toe, and the Bard Harrington. The area recieves shade pretty much all day and starts forming usually around early November.

You can go online and type in Lee Vining ice conditions for weekly updates on how fat the ice is. The website is Sierra Mountain Guides and they post conditions for all of the classic routes. It will also tell you how to drive in from where ever you may be. There are a few nice little places in town that you can rent rooms for reasonable prices. One is called Murphys' which I usually prefer because you can get a room with three beds for about 40 to 60 bucks. Make sure you tell them your there to climb because they give ice climber discounts!

Getting There Suggest change

Lee Vining Cascade is located in the town of, you guessed it, Lee Vining. You can get exact directions on Mapquest.

Lee Vining ice. Feb 2008. Bard-Harrington out due to fixed leak in water main. Rumor has it the pipe might spring another leak sometime soon.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lee Vining Ice and Mixed

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI3
 48
Chouinards' Right
Ice
WI3-4
 34
Main Line
Ice 2 pitches
WI5
 19
Cave Man
Ice 2 pitches
WI4
 24
Center Flow
Ice 2 pitches
WI3-4
 8
Bard Harrington
Ice 3 pitches
WI3 M3
 23
Tree Route
Trad, Mixed, Ice
WI4 M6
 6
Heel-Toe, Ramp Start
Mixed, Ice 2 pitches
M7+ PG13
 6
Jango Fett
Trad, Sport, Mixed
WI5
 6
Zippo's Frozen Booger
Ice
WI4-
 22
Comrad's Corner
Ice
WI3 M3
 4
The Fischer King
Mixed, Ice 2 pitches
WI3+
 10
Spiral Staircase
Ice 2 pitches
WI4-
 6
Photoshop
Ice
WI4-
 17
Center Left Flow
Sport, Ice
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 15
Barbarians Near The Gate
Trad 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chouinards' Right Chouinards
 48
WI3 Ice
Main Line Main Wall
 34
WI3-4 Ice 2 pitches
Cave Man Main Wall
 19
WI5 Ice 2 pitches
Center Flow Main Wall
 24
WI4 Ice 2 pitches
Bard Harrington Bard Harrington Wall
 8
WI3-4 Ice 3 pitches
Tree Route Chouinards
 23
WI3 M3 Trad, Mixed, Ice
Heel-Toe, Ramp Start Heel-Toe Wall
 6
WI4 M6 Mixed, Ice 2 pitches
Jango Fett Narrows - Right > Dark-Colored Cliffs
 6
M7+ PG13 Trad, Sport, Mixed
Zippo's Frozen Booger Narrows - Left
 6
WI5 Ice
Comrad's Corner Chouinards
 22
WI4- Ice
The Fischer King Main Wall
 4
WI3 M3 Mixed, Ice 2 pitches
Spiral Staircase Main Wall
 10
WI3+ Ice 2 pitches
Photoshop Bard Harrington Wall
 6
WI4- Ice
Center Left Flow Chouinards
 17
WI4- Sport, Ice
Barbarians Near The Gate Bard Harrington Wall
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 6 pitches
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