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Areas in Mammoth Lakes Area

* Mammoth Lakes Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 349 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 349
Al's Garage 3 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Alpers Canyon 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Bear Crag 0 / 40 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 40
Black Pyramid 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Blue Crag 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Casa Diablo Mountain 6 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 28
Chili Wall 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Clark Canyon 9 / 90 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 101
Crestview Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Crystal Crag 9 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 23
Dike Wall 5 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Gladys Lake 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 1
Horseshoe Lake Area 13 / 43 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 66
Junction Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Labor Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Laurel Canyon 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Looking Wall 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Mammoth Crest 6 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 9
Mammoth Rock 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Matrimony Wall 1 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
McLeod Lake 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Panorama Wall 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Rock Creek 110 / 32 / 12 / 43 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 187
Sherwin Plateau 0 / 1 / 0 / 237 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 238
Stumps, The 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
T J Lake 3 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Trenchtown Rock 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Trifle Tower 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Warming Wall 2 / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23

Description

Mammoth Lakes is primarily a summer and fall climbing area. All types of climbing can be found here from short sport routes on volcanic tuff, to medium length alpine routes on perfect granite. Mammoth Lakes has a bit of everything for everybody.

Depending on the snow fall of the previous winter climbing begins generally in late April and May, and continues through until November (depending on Snow fall). Some of the bouldering areas closer to the 395 are open all year around.

Crystal Crag is a fine example of the granite crags, while Clark Canyon is the best of the tuff sport crags.

The Mammoth area covers a fair amount of climbing stretching from Rock Creek in the south, all the way to Matrimony Wall, in the north.

The Minarets, Mt Ritter and Banner from the slopes above Mammoth Lakes.

Getting There

Mammoth Lakes sits 3.5 miles west of the 395 along the 203, about 40 minutes North of Bishop.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mammoth Lakes Area

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 122
North ArĂȘte
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 94
Ugly, Fat, Mean, Come to Mammoth, Be…
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 117
Wild Will's Arete
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Little Gem
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 83
Cromagnon
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 56
Boi-oi-oi-ing!
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Pull My Finger
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 60
Sideshow
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 41
Modern Trad
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 65
Borrowing From Tradition
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 56
He She
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 75
Wages of Skin
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 55
Black Lassie
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 44
Sons of Liberty
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 35
Driller Instinct
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North ArĂȘte Crystal Crag > N Arete
 122
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Ugly, Fat, Mean, Come to Ma… Clark Canyon > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 94
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Wild Will's Arete Clark Canyon > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 117
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Little Gem Horseshoe Lake… > Sunshine Wall
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cromagnon Dike Wall > E Face
 83
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Boi-oi-oi-ing! Rock Creek > Patricia Bowl > Orange Pillar
 56
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Pull My Finger Clark Canyon > Main Island > Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
 40
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
Sideshow Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 60
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Modern Trad Rock Creek > Patricia Bowl > First Cliff
 41
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Borrowing From Tradition Clark Canyon > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 65
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
He She Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 56
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wages of Skin Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 75
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Black Lassie Dike Wall > E Face
 55
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Sons of Liberty Rock Creek > Patricia Bowl > First Cliff
 44
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Driller Instinct Clark Canyon > Main Island > Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
 35
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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stephane Desbiens
sherbrooke
stephane Desbiens   sherbrooke
is there any guidebook for this area ? Dec 27, 2015
J. Albers
Colorado
J. Albers   Colorado
^^^^ Stephane,

here is the guidebook for the area:

maximuspress.com/shop/prodd… Dec 27, 2015

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