Thursday, June 12, 2008

Way Lake

Yesterday I tried something different. I left the Valley at the ungodly hour of 9am and headed to Mammoth on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. I had heard good things about the bouldering at Way Lake (or Lake Mary depending on who you ask) as far back as 4 or 5 years ago. Fortunately for me, Jeff Sillcox the local guru was kind enough to give me the grand tour.

The rock is really strange, some kind of cross between schist or gneiss. Jeff says that his geologist friend can't really make heads or tails of it, so who knows? Regardless, the climbing is quite good, reminiscent of Rocky Mountain National Park. While the area will never be the destination that RMNP is, I think it will be a very nice summertime escape. 

3 comments:

JohnClimbRok said...

Impeccable music selection.

boz said...

i think geologists would just call it something like a "gneissic schist", and then drink a beer and climb it.
Option 2 would be schistostic gneiss, but it doesnt have quite the same ring to it....

sock hands said...

severely improved update frequency required or DOOM, mfer!

appeasement may lay in the realm of helmet cam videos of bear chasing.

dab on you for not thinking of this first.

the mvm dvd subscribing public demands it.

forealz