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Way Lake Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,800'
Location: 37.5825, -118.995 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 Nov 28, 2007

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The Mammoth Crest as seen from the Lower Talus Are...


This bouldering venue has a distinctly Alpine flavor.

The area has a large number of problems on good quality rock.

Getting There 

From the town of Mammoth Lakes follow Main Street, and continue straight at the traffic lights onto Lake Mary Road. Follow this until a left turn can be made towards Coldwater Campground. After 1 mile turn left into the campground and follow the campground up the hill to the Emerald Lake trailhead.

Follow the trail towards Emerald Lake, after about 1/2 mile there is a clearly signposted trail right towards TJ Lake and Lake Barrett. Take this trail, and after about 5 minutes head left (South West) up the slope to a plateau and the boulder field.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

60 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Way Lake

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Way Lake:
The Warm Up   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Crimp Ladder Area : Crimp Ladder Boulder
Hail Mary   V3 6A PG13     Boulder   Talladega Nights Area : Hail Mary Boulder
Eagle   V3 6A     Boulder   Way Lake Boulder
Green Mambo Stand   V4 6B     Boulder   Lower Talus Area
The Seam   V4 6B     Boulder   Seam Area : Seam Boulder
Bear   V4 6B     Boulder   Way Lake Boulder
The Seam Traverse   V5 6C     Boulder   Seam Area : Seam Boulder
Morpheus   V5 6C     Boulder   Two Dragons Area
Beareagle   V5 6C     Boulder   Way Lake Boulder
It's Not Easy Being Green   V6 7A     Boulder   Lower Talus Area
Black Face   V6 7A     Boulder   Talladega Nights Area : Black Face Boulder
Crimp Ladder   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Crimp Ladder Area : Crimp Ladder Boulder
Black Face Direct   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Talladega Nights Area : Black Face Boulder
Green Mamba   V7 7A+     Boulder   Lower Talus Area
Crimp Ladder Right   V8 7B     Boulder   Crimp Ladder Area : Crimp Ladder Boulder
Hose Monster   V8 7B     Boulder, 8'   Lower Talus Area
Serpentine   V8 7B     Boulder   Lower Talus Area
Meadow Roof   V8 7B     Boulder   Meadow Area
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Rock Climbing Photo: Morpheus

Morpheus V5 6C  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Two Dragons Area
The obvious crack line on the Two Dragons boulder is climbed from a sit start all the way down in the hole at the bottom of the wall. Make difficult moves up, then left to a gaston, then back right into the crack. Get a shake at some point, then punch it up the crack. The moves get easier the higher you go, with big moves between big jugs for the upper half of the route....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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