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Whitney/Lone Pine Area 


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Elevation: 3,700'
Location: 36.6062, -118.0637 View Map  Incorrect?
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Mt Whitney from the Alabama Hills.

Description 

Lone Pine plays host to some fine micro routes, as well as some longer routes up in the Mt Whitney area of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

In the cooler months the Alabama Hills area offers good sport and trad routes. While in the hotter months the Whitney Portal area provides a cooler alternative.

Shark Fin Arete with Mt Whitney in background
Shark Fin Arete with Mt Whitney in background


Getting There 

Lone pine straddles the 395, 50 minutes south of Bishop, and about 3 hours north of Los Angeles.


276 Total Routes


['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',72],['2 Stars',119],['1 Star',63],['Bomb',4]
['<=5.6',24],['5.7',36],['5.8',36],['5.9',56],['5.10',98],['5.11',16],['5.12',9],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['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 Whitney/Lone Pine Area:
Center Dinosaur Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad   The Cattle Pocket : Dinosaur Cracks
Shark's Fin Arete   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport   Alabama Hills : The Shark's Fin
Rotten Bananas   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Alabama Hills : The Tall Wall
Ankles Away   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 80'   Western Wall Area : Hoodgie Wall
Bananarama   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Alabama Hills : The Tall Wall
Peanut Butter & Chocolate (aka That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles)   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 175'   Alabama Hills : The Chocolate Block
Lives of the Cowboys   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Alabama Hills : The Tall Wall
Beckey Route   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 750'   Whitney Portal : El Segundo Buttress
Pangborn   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 140'   Western Wall Area : The Loaf
Hang 'em High   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Western Wall Area : The Western Wall
Alabama Hills Gang   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 145'   Western Wall Area : The Loaf
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack")   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Whitney Portal : Whitney Portal Buttress
High Plains Drifter   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Western Wall Area : The Western Wall
Sheltering Sky   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   Whitney Portal : Candlelight Buttress
Blockade Runner   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Alabama Hills : Alabama Dome
No Country For Old Men   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   Whitney Portal : Whitney Portal Buttress
Ghostrider   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 800'   Whitney Portal : Whitney Portal Buttress
Dihedral Dance   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Alabama Hills : Alabama Dome
Bony Fingers   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   Whitney Portal : The Whale
Gangway   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   Whitney Portal : Whitney Portal Buttress
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Featured Route For Whitney/Lone Pine Area
The approximate first pitch of 'Sheltering Sky' in red and 'Gimme Shelter' in blue.

Sheltering Sky 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Candlelight Buttress
Fantastic four pitch face climb up a sea of sparkling white granite littered with Tuolumne-like knobs.Very well protected by most slab standards; even on 5.7, you only need to climb 15 feet or so between bolts. Great rock and great climbing throughout.Pitch one: traverse rightward for a handful of bolts until the bolt line heads up to the first anchor. At the second bolt, a variation called 'Gimme Shelter' goes straight up for 180 or so feet to the second anchor of Sheltering Sky. (60 ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The cemetery at Manzanar, Lone Pine Area
The cemetery at Manzanar, Lone Pine Area
The Shark's Fin. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
The Shark's Fin.
Photo by Blitzo.
Alabama Hills, Lone Pine
Alabama Hills, Lone Pine
Lone Pine Peak. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lone Pine Peak.
Photo by Blitzo.
Locker checking out the produce at Joeseph's Bi-Rite Market. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Locker checking out the produce at Joeseph's Bi-Ri...
Mt. Whitney. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Whitney.
Photo by Blitzo.
The road to adventure, Whitney Portal
The road to adventure, Whitney Portal
Mt. Whitney morning. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Whitney morning.
Photo by Blitzo.
Whitney Portal Road. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Whitney Portal Road.
Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Williamson from Alabama Hills. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Williamson from Alabama Hills.
Photo by Blitzo...
Sierra Crest from lower Tuttle Creek Campground. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Sierra Crest from lower Tuttle Creek Campground.
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Mt. Whitney from town. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Whitney from town.
Photo by Blitzo.
The Film Museum. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
The Film Museum.
Photo by Blitzo.
Mt. Whitney from town, Lone Pine
Mt. Whitney from town, Lone Pine
Painting on Lone Pine Drug Store. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Painting on Lone Pine Drug Store.
Photo by Blitzo.
Sunflowers and Mt. Whitney, Alabama Hills
Sunflowers and Mt. Whitney, Alabama Hills
Walt's Point, Horseshoe Meadows Road
Walt's Point, Horseshoe Meadows Road
Manzanar, Lone Pine Area
Manzanar, Lone Pine Area
Highway 395 scenery, Lone Pine
Highway 395 scenery, Lone Pine
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