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Submitted By: Blitzo on Nov 1, 2006
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Description 

This area, not seen from Highway 120, contains some of the best volcanic-rock cragging in the Mammoth area. It offers excellent crack climbing.

I'll get photos to help with the descriptions as soon as I can get up there again.


Getting There 

Take Hwy. 120, east from 395 for 16 miles to Sagehen Summit. Turn right on 1N02 and follow it 8.5 miles to the Dexter Canyon campsite. Walk down into the canyon from here.

For complete information get "Mammoth Area Rock Climbs" by Marty Lewis and John Moynier.


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E. Allen and K. Yager at the crux on the FA.

Clark Kent 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Clark Kent Cliff
One of the best at Dexter. Rope drag precludes doing it in one long pitch. P1: Start with the crux off the ground in twin thin cracks. Follow easier crack climbing and belay under a large roof about 100 feet up.P2: Hand traverse to the right edge of the roof, then jam and stem up a very cool overhanging corner....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Josh Cameron
May 21, 2012

Dexter Canyon is the epitome of adventure climbing. Its not so much about the climbing but the whole experience.

I'd recommend bringing slightly larger pro than the Mammoth guide suggests. The guide recommends pro up to 4 inches, but in the crux 5.9 offwidth of Forbidden Planet my 4 inch cams were too small so I was faced with a 30 foot runout.

Quite the adventure. A very cool place, but don't expect to get a lot of climbing in unless you have the place wired.

Also, I second the ideas that its difficult to identify the climbs.

Edit: Be careful going down the approach trail; its loose! I was chased by a boulder about the size of a legless and armless man. Luckily, I didn't get squashed.