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* Mammoth Lakes Bouldering

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* Mammoth Lakes Bouldering  

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Elevation: 7,000'
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In and around the town of Mammoth Lakes there are a number of bouldering areas. Some are convenient to get to and climbable all year around, whilst others you'll need to hike to, and only accessible in the summer months.

Whilst the quality of the bouldering is no where near the same as the fairly close by Happy and Sad areas, the Sherwin Plateau, or the Buttermilks, they are convenient if you are in Mammoth.

There is no real bouldering guide, so each of the areas described, has information about how to reach the area, and possible some of the more obvious problems listed.

Getting There 

Mammoth Lakes is situated a few miles west (on the 203) from the 395, about 40 miles north of Bishop.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

303 Total Routes

['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',49],['2 Stars',102],['1 Star',137],['Bomb',3]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for * Mammoth Lakes Bouldering:
Dare   V0 4     Boulder   Knowledge Boulders : College Boulder
The Warm Up   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Crimp Ladder Area : Crimp Ladder Boulder
Eagle   V3 6A     Boulder   Way Lake : Way Lake Boulder
The Seam   V4 6B     Boulder   Seam Area : Seam Boulder
Bear   V4 6B     Boulder   Way Lake : Way Lake Boulder
Beareagle   V5 6C     Boulder   Way Lake : Way Lake Boulder
Morpheus   V5 6C     Boulder   Way Lake : Two Dragons Area
Shortness of Breath   V5 6C     Boulder   Way Lake : Meadow Area
Black Face   V6 7A     Boulder   Way Lake : Talladega Nights Area
Crimp Ladder   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Crimp Ladder Area : Crimp Ladder Boulder
Hose Monster   V8 7B     Boulder, 8'   Way Lake : Lower Talus Area
Meadow Roof   V8 7B     Boulder   Way Lake : Meadow Area
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Morpheus V5 6C  CA : 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 CA

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By Euan Cameron
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Sep 6, 2007
Due to a lack of information the descriptions don't include names or details on the FA. If anyone know more info please let me know and I will update the info.
By Owen Summerscales
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 23, 2012
Guidebook by Charlie Barrett now available!

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