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Warming Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,300'
Location: 37.6478, -119.003 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jan 17, 2007
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Very cool route, not sure of the name


Short bolted sport climbs, conveniently situated in the town of Mammoth Lakes. You can normally access the climbs from late April through November. The cliff faces south, and can get hot in the summer.

The rock is volcanic and quality is generally good, ranging from polished glass to coarse grained with excellent friction.

There are a good selection of climbs in the 5.10 to 5.11 range. Its ease of access makes this a good crag to visit if you are in town.

An obvious crack, Warming Wall Crack (5.8), can be seen in the middle of the face.

Getting There 

From the 395, takes the 203 west into the town of Mammoth Lakes. Drive through the first set of lights and continue along Main Street, continue straight at the next set (Minaret Road) and make a right at the next set of lights. Follow this road, Canyon Blvd, until the large parking lot is reached at Canyon Lodge.

Park up at the start of this large parking lot. The trail to the crag is on your right, next to the Austria Hof Lodge.

Follow the trail up the drainage for about 4 minutes on foot and the Warming wall can be seen on your Right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Warming Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Warming Wall:
Dodge Ball   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Greenhouse Effect   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Warming Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Julie after the first crux.

Dodge Ball 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Warming Wall
This is one of the better 10s at Warming Wall.Start by climbing a steep wall. This is the first crux. Continue on up with a large mantelshelf. Before the anchors are reached you need to keep some finger strength for the final bulge. This often proves the trickiest section. Make sure you use your feet, and don't hang around on the small crimps....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Hot Flash Area - Topo
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Rock Climbing Photo: Oh Zone Area - Topo
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Rock Climbing Photo: Warming Wall Crack Area - Topo
BETA PHOTO: Warming Wall Crack Area - Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jam It Area - Topo
BETA PHOTO: Jam It Area - Topo

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By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Jan 27, 2007
I have added a couple of fairly new routes that I do not have the names for. If anybody knows the first ascent details for these routes please e-mail me, so that I can update the guide.
By Chris Sip
Jul 7, 2013
WARNING: The anchors on what I think was the Hot Flash route are severely worn from TRing on the fixed gear. A ridiculously tiny sliver of metal is left....would be a good photo to explain what happens after improper use of fixed gear.

I was just traveling through Mammoth and checked out the Warming wall for a day. I spotted these dangerous anchors from the route to the right.
By Adam Mahood
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 30, 2014
I think I left a .5 BD C4 there on sept 13th. anyone find it? it should have green tape on the thumb loop.
By Cal
Jul 6, 2015
Hi I left a new pair of Pink 5.10 Anasazi climbing shoes near the 5.11's on the far side of the wall on July 3, 2015

If you happen to have grabbed them it would be much appreciated if you could contact me.

By Jeff Scheuerell
Jul 6, 2015
I saw them posted on Facebook, Buy sell sight for Mammoth area.

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