Located a few miles west of the town of Lone Pine, Alabama Hills is a collection of Granite rocks on the foothills of Mount Whitney. If you have ever watched old Western movies on television you would recognize so many of the scenes were filmed in the Alabama Hills. In fact, most of the formations are located along the "Movie Road", and from time to time don't be surprised to see dozens of trucks and trailers belonging to movie studios even to this day. My wife and I have always enjoyed the intricate formations and endless possibilities for exploration in the Alabama Hills. About eight years ago I noticed an explosion of sport climbs on hundreds of formations; soon after we were climbing endless moderate climbs here.
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