Elevation: 9,000 ft
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Sep 9, 2013
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Description

Horseshoe lake is situated below a hillside that holds numerous granite outcrops. The original Horseshoe Slabs is an area long popular with beginners and groups but more recently there have been a number of newer areas developed mainly around the Horseshoe Piles section. Unlike the Slabs that are located next to the lake the other areas are located on the hillside to the south of the lake and are more easily accessed via a trail from the Lake George parking area.

The majority of the crags face north, which makes them ideal for the hotter summer months, but can mean they hold snow banks at their base long into the summer.

Nothing here is too steep and the majority of the climbs are in the 5.10 range, but the rock quality on all the crags is good, and you will be able to find plenty to keep you busy.

Getting There

The area is located south of Horseshoe Lake. This is easily found by driving into the lakes basin from the town of Mammoth Lakes until the road ends at a large parking lot. For the crags listed under Horseshoe Piles it is best to park at the Lake George parking area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Horseshoe Lake Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
Little Gem
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
We met Quimet
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Hedgehog
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Sunshine Surprise
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 27
Autumn Storm
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Horseman
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Edgehog
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 37
Faithful Friend
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Reallyfivenineplus
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 16
Tiger's Eye
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Arroyo Seco
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 33
D.D.D.
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
This is the Meaning of Life
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Delayed Labor
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
All Work No Spray
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Little Gem Sunshine Wall
 56
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
We met Quimet Horseshoe Piles > Dog Wall
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Hedgehog Sunshine Wall
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sunshine Surprise Sunshine Wall
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Autumn Storm Horseshoe Piles > Wavy Gravy Wall
 27
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Horseman Horseshoe Slabs
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Edgehog Sunshine Wall
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Faithful Friend Sunshine Wall
 37
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Reallyfivenineplus Horseshoe Piles > Spring Wall
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tiger's Eye Horseshoe Piles > Spring Wall
 16
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Arroyo Seco Horseshoe Piles > Stream Wall
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
D.D.D. Horseshoe Piles > Spring Wall
 33
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
This is the Meaning of Life Horseshoe Piles > Stream Wall
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Delayed Labor Horseshoe Piles > Stream Wall
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
All Work No Spray Horseshoe Piles > Stream Wall
 8
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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