Climbing In Mammoth

Photo: Lonnie Kauk

Chris Benchetler lowers off of a route in Bishop's Owens River Gorge and enjoys 360 degrees of fresh air. See The Gallery »

When the snow melts in Mammoth, depression might set in as another epic winter of rapidly descending rock formations comes to a close. But to Mammoth natives like Chris Benchetler and his climbing mentor (and professional snowboarder, to boot) Lonnie Kauk, the fun is just getting started.

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Just minutes from Mammoth, a lifetime of world-class sport climbing, traditional climbing, and bouldering awaits. No sooner do the mountain descents stop than the mountain ascents begin. And the fun, it seems, never stops around Mammoth.

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