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Elevation: 8,100 ft 2,469 m
GPS: 37.6468, -118.9659
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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.

Getting There Suggest change

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 91
Weapon of Choice
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 205
Wild Will's Arete
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 114
Boi-oi-oi-ing!
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 88
Pull My Finger
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 158
Sideshow
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 119
Modern Trad
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 182
Cromagnon
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 117
Borrowing From Tradition
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 135
He She
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 158
Wages of Skin
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 108
Black Lassie
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 95
Sons of Liberty
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 81
Driller Instinct
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 59
Pie in the Sky
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 47
Anything Goes
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Weapon of Choice Rock Creek > Rock Creek Boul… > Campground Boulder
 91
V4 6B Boulder
Wild Will's Arete Clark Canyon > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 205
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Boi-oi-oi-ing! Rock Creek > Patricia Bowl > Orange Pillar
 114
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Pull My Finger Clark Canyon > Main Island > Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
 88
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
Sideshow Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 158
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Modern Trad Rock Creek > Patricia Bowl > First Cliff
 119
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cromagnon Lake George > Dike Wall > E Face
 182
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Borrowing From Tradition Clark Canyon > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 117
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
He She Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 135
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wages of Skin Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 158
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Black Lassie Lake George > Dike Wall > E Face
 108
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Sons of Liberty Rock Creek > Patricia Bowl > First Cliff
 95
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Driller Instinct Clark Canyon > Main Island > Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
 81
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Pie in the Sky Rock Creek > Patricia Bowl > First Cliff
 59
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Anything Goes Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 47
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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