Description

Lone Pine plays host to some fine micro routes, as well as some longer routes up in the Mt Whitney area of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

In the cooler months the Alabama Hills area offers good sport and trad routes. While in the hotter months the Whitney Portal area provides a cooler alternative.

Shark Fin Arete with Mt Whitney in background

Getting There

Lone pine straddles the 395, 50 minutes south of Bishop, and about 3 hours north of Los Angeles.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lone Pine Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 234
Shark's Fin Arete
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 115
Rotten Bananas
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 86
East Face
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 69
Leonosphere
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 69
Spur
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 114
Bananarama
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 87
Coral Sea Adventure
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 85
Ankles Away
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 54
Beckey Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 46
Alabama Hills Gang
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 49
Hang 'em High
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 88
Pirates on Horseback
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 64
Tall T
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 60
High Plains Drifter
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 44
Bony Fingers
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shark's Fin Arete Alabama Hills > Shark's Fin
 234
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Rotten Bananas Alabama Hills > Western Wall Area > Tall Wall
 115
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
East Face Alabama Hills > Shark's Fin
 86
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Leonosphere Alabama Hills > Western Wall Area > Hoodgie Wall
 69
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Spur Alabama Hills > Western Wall Area > Tall Wall
 69
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Bananarama Alabama Hills > Western Wall Area > Tall Wall
 114
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Coral Sea Adventure Alabama Hills > Shark's Fin
 87
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Ankles Away Alabama Hills > Western Wall Area > Hoodgie Wall
 85
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Beckey Route Whitney Portal > El Segundo Buttress
 54
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Alabama Hills Gang Alabama Hills > Western Wall Area > Loaf
 46
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hang 'em High Alabama Hills > Western Wall Area > Western Wall
 49
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pirates on Horseback Alabama Hills > Shark's Fin
 88
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tall T Alabama Hills > Western Wall Area > Tall Wall
 64
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
High Plains Drifter Alabama Hills > Western Wall Area > Western Wall
 60
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Bony Fingers Whitney Portal > Whale
 44
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad 2 pitches
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Reg Cook
Lone Pine, CA
Reg Cook   Lone Pine, CA
Hey rock climbers, I have what I think might be some really big rocks on my property or accessible from my property just outside Lone Pine. I would love some climbers to check out the area and set some climbing routes. You can ghet by contact information at either Big Willies Mountaineering Co. or Elevation in downtown Lone Pine. I posted some pics of the area on the PCT class of 2018 on Facebook. Nov 6, 2018