Dike Wall, Mammoth Lakes

After an exhausting day of being tourists it seemed much easier to just go climbing again for our last day – but nothing too stressy! The criteria were: not far away, near the road, shady, and preferably single pitch sport. Thanks to the outstanding Mountain Project app we quickly identified that Dike Wall ticked all the boxes as well as offering “fabulous views”.

We weren’t disappointed

Set above Lake George, just near Lake Mary, the crag is a pleasant 20 minutes walk around the far side of the lake.

We did three really excellent routes:

Mongoloid, 10b, up a striking Arête

Cromagnon, 10b, up an amazing wall of steep jugs

and Black Lassie, 10c/d up a thin corner and techy wall.

Then we’re on the road north and homeward bound, with a night in the Hot Springs State Park to break the journey.

… and a bottle of Arrogant Bastard to celebrate a brilliant trip – perhaps on this occasion we might just be “worthy”

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