Mount Morrison

Mammoth Lakes, California

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A spectacular-looking peak from Highway 395, with a 3,000-foot-high buttress on display. Mount Morrison is an immense peak visible for many miles and easily accessible from Highway 395. The peak, especially the east-facing buttress, appears solid and impressive. Looks are deceiving, however. The mountain is perhaps the loosest slag heap in the Sierra, with lots of unstable rock. The mountain offers many climbing routes, one of which bears the nickname Eiger of the Sierra, due to the danger involved in an ascent. The safest and easiest route is from the west.
Climbing California's Mountains

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Climbing California's Mountains

by Jay Anderson (Falcon Guides)

A spectacular-looking peak from Highway 395, with a 3,000-foot-high buttress on display. Mount Morrison is an immense peak visible for many miles and easily accessible from Highway 395. The peak, especially the east-facing buttress, appears solid and impressive. Looks are deceiving, however. The mountain is perhaps the loosest slag heap in the Sierra, with lots of unstable rock. The mountain offers many climbing routes, one of which bears the nickname Eiger of the Sierra, due to the danger involved in an ascent. The safest and easiest route is from the west.

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Activity Type: Climbing
Nearby City: Mammoth Lakes
Distance: 8
Elevation Gain: 4,647 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Class: Class 3
Season: Best June through September
Trailhead Elevation: 7,621 feet
Top Elevation: 12,268 feet
Local Contacts: John Muir Wilderness
Local Maps: Northern California Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Convict Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Morrison

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