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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 141
North ArĂȘte
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 114
Ugly, Fat, Mean, Come to Mammoth…
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 68
Bodhisattva
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 137
Wild Will's Arete
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 63
Digit Delight
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 104
Cromagnon
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 59
Boi-oi-oi-ing!
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
Pull My Finger
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 71
Sideshow
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 78
Borrowing From Tradition
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 66
He She
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 81
Wages of Skin
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 63
Black Lassie
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 42
Sons of Liberty
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 43
Driller Instinct
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North ArĂȘte Crystal Crag > N Arete
 141
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
 114
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Bodhisattva Clark Canyon > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 68
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Wild Will's Arete Clark Canyon > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 137
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Digit Delight Clark Canyon > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 63
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Cromagnon Dike Wall > E Face
 104
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Boi-oi-oi-ing! Rock Creek > Patricia Bowl > Orange Pillar
 59
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Pull My Finger Clark Canyon > Main Island > Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
 50
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
Sideshow Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 71
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Borrowing From Tradition Clark Canyon > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 78
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
He She Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 66
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wages of Skin Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 81
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Black Lassie Dike Wall > E Face
 63
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Sons of Liberty Rock Creek > Patricia Bowl > First Cliff
 42
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Driller Instinct Clark Canyon > Main Island > Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
 43
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