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Al's Garage 


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Elevation: 7,600'
Location: 37.7749, -118.927 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, Euan Cameron, Adam Winters, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jan 28, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Left side of Al's Garage.

Description 

The volcanic tuff cliff faces South West and has a good collection of moderate sport routes. The climbing is similar to Clarks Canyon, perhaps not quite as steep.

The cliff is split into two main sections, left and right of a tower in the middle of the cliff.


Getting There 

Drive North from Mammoth Lakes on the 395 for 7.5 miles. Shortly after a rest area turn right onto Owens River Road, follow this for 2 miles until you can turn Left into Big Springs Campground.

Follow this for 2.2 miles, until you can turn right onto 2S06. Follow this road 1.5 miles, to where the 1S47 joins from the left, continue on for another 1/2 mile (the road is rough here), until a small meadow is reached. Turn Left here, and follow the road to its end (1/2 mile).

The cliff is up the hillside on the right.


Climbing Season


16 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',9],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Julie on the slab moves of One Hand Slapping.

Sound of One Hand Slapping 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Al's Garage
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Middle right section of Al's Garage
BETA PHOTO: Middle right section of Al's Garage
Al's Garage as seen from the turn off meadow.
BETA PHOTO: Al's Garage as seen from the turn off meadow.
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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Aug 30, 2013

Great fun area and well worth a trip especially if you're concerned about the road and/or crowds at neighboring Clark Canyon. The routes are clean, thoughtfully put up and well worth doing. Al picked all the cherries over a decade ago where development seems to have stopped. No crowding or grid-bolting here, just good solid lines!