Elevation: 7,900 ft
GPS: 37.73, -118.567 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 65,323 total · 345/month
Shared By: Errett Allen on Mar 7, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

Trad and Sport climbing on grainy granitic rock somewhat reminiscent of Joshua Tree. Mostly west- and south-facing easy and moderate routes. Remote with beautiful views of the high Sierra. Primitive camping with no water.

Getting There

Five and a half miles south of the Mammoth Lakes turnoff on Route 395, turn east on the Benton Crossing Road. Drive about 20 miles, then turn sharply right onto Road 3S50. Watch for a fainter road on the left, turn on this and follow it up to near the base of the crags which are clearly visible.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Benton Crags

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 53
Locals Only
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 10
Hillside Strangler
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 43
Get Lost
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Post Toasties
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Rebel Rebel
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
High Weed Glutin
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Surfin' Safari
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Competitive Edge
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
Welcome to Planet M.F.
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Haze
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
Eastside Fitness Center
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Westside Fitness Center
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Rock Around The Clock
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
High Noon
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Spiders from Mars
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Locals Only Locals Only Rock
 53
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Hillside Strangler Psycho Killer Rock
 10
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Get Lost Locals Only Rock
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Post Toasties Junk Food Rock > Left-Side
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Rebel Rebel Lost Piton Rock
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
High Weed Glutin Junk Food Rock > Left-Side
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Surfin' Safari Locals Only Rock
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Competitive Edge Crocodile Rock
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Welcome to Planet M.F. Lost Piton Rock
 30
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Haze Corral (and Double Dome)
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Eastside Fitness Center Crocodile Rock
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Westside Fitness Center Crocodile Rock
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rock Around The Clock Clock Rock
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
High Noon Clock Rock
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Spiders from Mars Lost Piton Rock
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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