Mammoth Lakes Area Rock Climbing
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One of the locals, Mammoth Lakes Basin
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.
Mammoth Lakes sits 3.5 miles west of the 395 along the 203, about 40 minutes North of Bishop.
Weather station 0.2 miles from here
1,079 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',56],['3 Stars',287],['2 Stars',386],['1 Star',337],['Bomb',7]
Classic Climbing Routes in Mammoth Lakes Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mammoth Lakes Area:
Featured Route For Mammoth Lakes Area
Little Gem 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Sunshine Wall
Start a few feet right of the toe of the buttress. Climb up rightwards following the groove until possible to move directly up the steepening slab.Climb directly up the wide shallow groove feature to gain quartz dike holds above. Follows these holds up the wall to just below the top, then finish direct to the right of the pine tree....[more] Browse More Classics in CA