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Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 15, 2017 - 08:45pm PT
Hey, East Siders:

I have to be up in Mammoth area tomorrow. Are any of the local crags climbable, the bases reasonably clear of snow?

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D2R2

Sport climber
Earth
Jun 16, 2017 - 06:57am PT
What are you talking about? The Dike Wall? Warming Wall? Or surrounding area like Rock Creek, Clarks and Pine Creek, Cardinal Pinnacle?

Dike Wall = No

Warming Wall = maybe

All the other crags are good to go.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2017 - 12:17pm PT
I was referring to the immediate area around Mammoth. Since doing some reading, I would think ONLY Warming Wall, maybe. All the other little crags are out--probably for a least a month. And since when is Pine Creek Mammoth?

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D2R2

Sport climber
Earth
Jun 16, 2017 - 02:04pm PT
Damn Dood, sorry for saying anything. Have fun at the warming wall, way better than
Pine Creek anyways
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2017 - 04:31pm PT
No prob. Didn't mean an attitude.

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Nkane

Trad climber
San Francisco, USA
Jun 16, 2017 - 04:43pm PT
As of Memorial Day, Warming Wall was climbable but you had to walk on snow to get there (not a big deal).

Gong Show crag in Rock Creek was good to go.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jun 16, 2017 - 05:02pm PT
I bet the Dike wall is still under a Glacier....

Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2017 - 05:14pm PT
Whoa, Gong show? Wow. I guess basically south facing. I think we might now going biking that day. But good to know!

Yeah, Guyman, Dike Wall might be climbable late Sept. this year!

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ruppell

climber
Jun 16, 2017 - 06:20pm PT
It's a long hike into the Dike Wall right now. Lake Mary Rd is still closed.
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Jun 16, 2017 - 07:42pm PT
I'd be surprised if the snow bank on the north side of the Dike Wall gets low enough this year at all...to climb more than just the top half of those routes. Last Summer it was still really big (did it ever melt out?) and this winter was so much bigger.

Has anyone been up to Clark? I'm curious as to how the sage and other grouncover is growing back after so much snow. We've been working too much to get up to the Eastside at all this spring. Bummed!
W.L.

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Jun 16, 2017 - 09:23pm PT
Sounds like Clark is good to go...skiied up on the Mountain during my minimoon 2 weeks ago and it was still deep at the mountain, so assuming snow sliding may be the jam in town vs clamberin'
dee ee

Mountain climber
Of THIS World (Planet Earth)
Jun 16, 2017 - 09:24pm PT
Sorry, I thought it said "crapping."
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2017 - 05:54am PT
Yeah, Ruppel, when I read Lake Mary road was closed, I realized the immediate Mammoth area is out for climbering for, well, ever! I'll post pics of our ride. BTW, it's going to be 100+ in Bishop for at least a week! Hot times in the city. Ouch.

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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 17, 2017 - 08:22am PT
BAd....get a Summer place in that cluster of homes up by Cardinal Pinnacle. Have you met Don Lauria yet?
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Jun 17, 2017 - 09:50am PT
BAD! LOL. You live right there, just go no need to ask anyone or post. You are too funny.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2017 - 04:06pm PT
Sigh...Jeff. It's 40 miles. We had options. Just wanted to know if anyone had hit the local crags. Believe it or not, we can't see the crags of Mammoth from Bishop. We opted for a bike ride, which began and ended south of Mammoth.

@Jim: I don't know if Cardinal is accessible or not, and I DO want to meet Don but haven't yet. We've chilled a bit with Eric Beck and Russ McLean and a couple of other locals. I've really enjoyed Don's contributions to TACO. We've climbed already in Pine Creek and we'll be back soon, probably in the next couple of days. Even on hot days, you can scurry into the shade and get some things done in the late afternoon, although we are settling into a serious heatwave for the next week or so.


Proof of today's crime:

On the way to Mammoth
On the way to Mammoth
Credit: Bad Climber

M. Mountain--still lots of snow.
M. Mountain--still lots of snow.
Credit: Bad Climber

All of our days are numbered.  This dood is ready.
All of our days are numbered. This dood is ready.
Credit: Bad Climber

Get out there and move! Life is short.

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rwedgee

Ice climber
CA
Jun 17, 2017 - 05:37pm PT
The approach to cardinal Pinnacle is clear of snow
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Jun 17, 2017 - 05:39pm PT
Lets see Retired, tons of loot, all the time in the world, get in your new truck and drive, stop waisting DATA SPACE on here.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 18, 2017 - 06:36am PT
Thanks, rwedgee.

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bhorowitz

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 18, 2017 - 09:05am PT
I assume Crystal Crag and Patricia Bowl are out for a while? Hoping to find somewhere to escape the heat wave...
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