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Casa Diablo Mountain  


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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 37.5758, -118.5556 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Casa Diablo Mountain is situated in the middle of the Long Valley Caldera, with spectacular views of the White, Glass, and Sierra Nevada Mountains.
There are only a few routes here, but development is taking place. Half the climbs are north facing and the other half west facing.
This is a great mild weather climbing spot that is lower than the Mammoth area climbs and sits a bit higher than the Owens River Gorge.
There are a fair number of easy and moderate climbs here.

Getting There 

From the 395 head east on Benton Crossing Rd. Drive 18 miles and turn right on a dirt road (3S02) (The Mammoth Area Rock Climbs guide says there is a sign, but it is very weathered)

Drive for a few miles (6 or 7ish) on a great dirt road (one of the best I have been on in the Sierras)Keep left at the first T (still 3S02) Continue on 3S02 and at the second T stay right (still 3S02) ^Check out the photos below of these turns ^

You will now be running parallel to Casa Diablo Mountain, Turn left between two trees on 04S134. Continue on a washboarded road and take the left turn onto 04S134F There is a small round parking area.

From the parking you can see a few climbs, these climbs are not in the guide book, the ones in the guide book are on the left side of the rocks.

Climbing Season



Weather station 17.1 miles from here

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',3],['5.9',5],['5.10',4],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Casa Diablo Mountain:
Unknown F   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   Parking Lot Crag
Unknown C   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 80'   Parking Lot Crag
Unknown E   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Parking Lot Crag
Unknown D   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 50'   Parking Lot Crag
The Rubster   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 130'   Parking Lot Crag
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Featured Route For Casa Diablo Mountain
Climbing the last few moves on the FA of The Rubster, 5.10b

The Rubster 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Parking Lot Crag
The Rubster takes you to the highest point of the rocks that form this section, and provides fine exposed face climbing on the second pitch.1. 5.10b Climb the arete, either by laybacking the edge or using small crimps on the left side. At the top of the arete move up the slab and climb the short face and slab up to the anchors.2. 5.10a Climb up the slabby face to the obvious break just below the midway point. From here continue up the steeper head wall to a precarious couple of last moves...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Casa Diablo Mountain Slideshow Add Photo
High up on the final moves of <a href='/v/the-rubster/107905018'>The Rubster</a> on a perfect April day.
High up on the final moves of The Rubster on a p...
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Last turn toward the crag <br />Sign reads 04S134F
BETA PHOTO: Last turn toward the crag
Sign reads 04S134F
Passed the crux, but still some tricky moves above.
Passed the crux, but still some tricky moves above...
First turn off of 3S02 <br />The sign reads 04S134
BETA PHOTO: First turn off of 3S02
The sign reads 04S134

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By Euan Cameron
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From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Apr 30, 2012
When driving it can be easy to miss the first left turn after about a mile. If you take the right fork, you could find yourself all the way at pocketopia.
By maggie-girl
Oct 13, 2013
Lots of drilling happening out there! Loud... Happy to finally see some route info.
By Brandon Matthes
Jan 3, 2014
Great place with stellar views, and a nice break from the crowded boulders in bishop and the owens river gorge. From what I climbed its super super fun stuff and nice amount of protection (bolted almost gym like, didn't mind it a bit.) Reminiscent of Joshua Tree style rock.