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Another fun short route left of Willy's S 
Batting Cage S 
Big Bird S 
Boating Prohibited S 
Cookie Monster S 
Elmo S 
Enter at Your Own Risk S 
Gritty Gritty Bang Bang S 
House of Cards S 
Land Before Time T,S 
No Lifeguard on Duty S 
Oompa Loompa S 
PG13 S 
Power Surge T 
R.P. 4 S 
Red Circle with a Slash S 
Results May Vary S 
Sharptooth T 
Surgeon General T 
Timeless S 
Warning Signs S 
Warning: Laser Beam S 
Watch For Rocks S 
Willy's ChalkALot S 
Wonka S 

Warning Signs Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Warning Signs, far left side routes A. Cookie Mons...


Awesome sunny wall above a talus field. Nothing harder than .10d.

Getting There 

From the road, look for the major old ruin past the new power plant. Drop down and cross the river on a skinny bridge and grunt up the talus slope to the base.

Climbing Season

For the Lower Gorge area.

Weather station 17.9 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Warning Signs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Warning Signs:
Willy's ChalkALot   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Warning: Laser Beam   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Watch For Rocks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Cookie Monster   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Elmo   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Big Bird   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Wonka   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 45'   
Results May Vary   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Gritty Gritty Bang Bang   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Warning Signs   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Timeless   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
House of Cards   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Timeless 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Warning Signs
Tricky, technical, and fairly sustained. In sum, a much better route than the eponymous and more popular cousin to the North. My partner and I identified different cruxes, neither of which is featured in Marty's book.Exercise care around the 6th & 7th bolts, where a fall + slack and/or inattentive belayer could deck the leader on the pillar left of the route. Next time I'd have a piece (orange or red TCU?) for the bottom of the crack.Exercise caution using a 60 meter rope; the belaye...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By MisterE Wolfe
From: Bishop, CA
Mar 13, 2017
UPDATE: The water was flowing over the crossing last week at 400 cfs, but they seemed to have backed it off a bit from that - as the water is below the crossing as of today.


The bridge took a bit of a beating, and isn't quite as solid as it was before.

The water eroded away the hillside on the road side, but seems to be OK.

The old static line has been replaced with a dynamic rope, making the rope-grab a bit stretchy & not as reassuring as it was before, but OK.
By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Apr 14, 2007
This definitely provides a quieter alternative to the Central Gorge. The climbing isn't as good as the Great Wall of China, but if you pick the routes there are some nice climbs.
By Justin Bruce
Oct 11, 2016
Does anyone know the name of the routes to the left of laser beam? Directly next to laser beam is a cool stem start route but is only like a 5.7. There is a another route continuing left that is also follows the arete (mistaken it for laser beam) seemed like a 5.8 route though. There are several other routes that continue left, one had Quickdraws on it.

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