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Laurel Mountain  


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Location: 37.5853, -118.8858 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tavis Ricksecker on Dec 1, 2007
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Laurel Mountain from the Convict Lake Campground.

Description 

Laurel Mountain is the large colorful mountain to the west of Convict Lake in the Eastern Sierra, just to the southeast of Mammoth Lakes. The east face of Laurel is made of crazy colorful metamorphic rocks which drop thousands of feet down to Convict Lake below as the Sevehah cliffs. The Mendenhall Couloir is the obvious gully that splits the Sevehah cliffs and leads right up to the summit of the mountain. The north and west sides of the mountain are rubble hikes.

Getting There 

Park either at Convict Lake or at the top of the Laurel Canyon jeep trail, depending if you want to climb the East side or the North side of the mountain.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.9 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Laurel Mountain:
Mendenhall Couloir   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b     Trad, Alpine, 3000'   
SE Rib   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, Alpine, 3000'   
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How do we get down to the hot tubs? Tavis contemplates the descent after climbing the Mendenhall Couloir on Laurel Mountain. July, 2005

Mendenhall Couloir 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b  CA : High Sierra : Laurel Mountain
This is the huge gully on the east face of Laurel Mountain, easily visible from the hot tubs down in Long Valley. The route starts at the Convict Lake parking area. Take the lake trail around the north side of the lake. At the far end of the lake there is a junction, stay straight (right) as the lake trail drops down to the left. After half a mile or so, the trail crosses an old creekbed. You can see it leading up to the gully above to your right. Follow the creekbed to the gully, and proceed up...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Laurel Mountain from the shores of Convict Lake, Sierra Eastside.
Laurel Mountain from the shores of Convict Lake, S...
Approaching Laurel Mt.
Approaching Laurel Mt.

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