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Looking Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 37.7554, -118.7487 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on May 27, 2007
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Heading back down the road from the Looking Wall, ...


Looking Wall faces West so it is an ideal spot to escape the summer sun before 2pm, or catch the evening sun early or late in the season.

The cliff is composed of fractured granite which offers varied steep climbing, in a very low key atmosphere.

Getting There 

From the 395 turn East at the Green Church (just south of Mammoth Airport) on the Benton Crossing Road. After 6.7 miles (at the Owens River Campground), turn left and drive 2.3 miles along a dirt road. Turn right (immediately) after the second gate and head NE for 2.9 miles. Park up on the left. Cross the cattle grid and turn right along the fence line. The cliff is easily seen across the small stream.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tyler L. at the crux of 'Distance of Man'

Distance of Man 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Looking Wall
Climb the small dihedral in the middle of the cliff. As the dihedral finished make a couple of moves up right before a good sequence of moves finds you below a small overlap on the left of the arete.The clip above the overlap isn't easy, but after you have it clipped you can make the crux moves up to the right.The remainder of the climb is steep, but on positive holds.A good sustained route....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By kenr
May 29, 2017
Although it's theoretically possible to set Top-Ropes on some of the routes by scrambling up around the right side ...
first it's difficult to spot the anchors from below, and the anchors are set well below the top of the cliff, so then it's difficult to find them from above, and requires significant 4th class down-climbing (or rappel?) to reach them. And then the route likely requires directionals.

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