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Routes in McLeod Lake

Cool For Cats S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fun-gi S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Gathering, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Highlander S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Immortal S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Kilt Lifter S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
No Applause S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
On the Count of Three S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Quickening, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Slap and Tickle S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Time For Tea S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Up The Junction S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Description

This small wall is situated just East of McLeod lake over a small ridge on the downhill side. The climbs are all on good quality granite, although some are a little dirty.

The wall faces East and provides a shady place to climb in the summer, but the base of the wall can hold snow until late in June.

It provides a good alternative to Horseshoe Slabs, if that popular area is occupied.

Getting There

From the town of Mammoth Lakes follow Main Street, and continue straight at the traffic lights onto Lake Mary Road. Follow this to its end, and park at the Horseshoe Lake parking lot.

From the parking lot take the trail heading towards McLeod Lake (South West). After about 200 yards at the Catch and Release sign take a faint trail on the left. After passing over some small rocks and a fallen tree, the trail becomes more obvious as it follows a buried water pipe (a concrete service cover will be passed after about 30 yards). Follow the buried pipe until a silver post with two yellow bands is reached. Here take a left fork and follow a faint drainage channel. Cross over a stream (normally dry by August), and continue left along the bottom of some broken rocks.

The main cliff band is soon reached. The prominent arete / overhang taken by The Gathering, is easily identified.

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We visited last summer, using the approach described here. Here's a better and much simpler one:

Follow the trail to McLeod Lake. Walk South along the beach of the east shore 2/3 of the way. Turn due east, walk 50 yards and one will be at the top of the right hand end of the crag. Follow the use trail down to the climbing. Mar 18, 2016

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