Climbing in the Alabama Hills

The Alabama Hills are not actually in the Deep South but rather at the base of Mount Whitney just outside of Lone Pine. Called by some the Poor Man’s Joshua Tree, we found that they offer incredible sport climbing on sharp, featured granite, in a setting straight out of a John Wayne movie (literally). The views are exquisite with the largest peaks of the sierras as a back drop. And the climbs require no approach. You can literally park your van at the base:

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climb a route:

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and then grab a delicious skillet at the Alabama hills cafe afterwords:

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Just watch out for the wildlife:

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One thought on “Climbing in the Alabama Hills”

  1. Those are some awesome photos of spectacular country. Clearly Jason’s first fall of the trip left him unharmed.

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