Elevation: 8,100 ft
GPS: 37.647, -118.966 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Nov 18, 2007
Admins: Euan Cameron, Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Salamanizer Ski

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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V4 6B
 85
Weapon of Choice
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 169
Ugly, Fat, Mean, Come to Mammoth…
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 194
Wild Will's Arete
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 100
North Arete (Left Start Variation)
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 170
Cromagnon
Sport, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 108
Boi-oi-oi-ing!
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 84
Pull My Finger
Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 134
Sideshow
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 108
Modern Trad
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 110
Borrowing From Tradition
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 114
He She
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 139
Wages of Skin
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 100
Black Lassie
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 88
Sons of Liberty
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 75
Driller Instinct
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Weapon of Choice Rock Creek > Rock Creek Boul… > Campground Boulder
 85
V4 6B Boulder
Ugly, Fat, Mean, Come to Ma… Clark Canyon > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 169
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Wild Will's Arete Clark Canyon > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 194
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
North Arete (Left Start Var… Lake George > Crystal Crag > N Arete
 100
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Cromagnon Lake George > Dike Wall > E Face
 170
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Boi-oi-oi-ing! Rock Creek > Patricia Bowl > Orange Pillar
 108
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Pull My Finger Clark Canyon > Main Island > Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
 84
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 3 pitches
Sideshow Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 134
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Modern Trad Rock Creek > Patricia Bowl > First Cliff
 108
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Borrowing From Tradition Clark Canyon > Area 13 > Area 13 - Left Side
 110
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
He She Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 114
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wages of Skin Rock Creek > Gong Show Wall
 139
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Black Lassie Lake George > Dike Wall > E Face
 100
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Sons of Liberty Rock Creek > Patricia Bowl > First Cliff
 88
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Driller Instinct Clark Canyon > Main Island > Stoned Wheat Thin Cliff
 75
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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