Elevation: 7,900 ft
GPS: 37.73, -118.567 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 49,098 total · 280/month
Shared By: Errett Allen on Mar 7, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 9
Hillside Strangler
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 48
Locals Only
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Wheaties
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 38
Get Lost
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Post Toasties
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
High Weed Glutin
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Surfin' Safari
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Intruder Alert
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Competitive Edge
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
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
 14
Eastside Fitness Center
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Westside Fitness Center
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Rock Around The Clock
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Spiders from Mars
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hillside Strangler Psycho Killer Rock
 9
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Locals Only Locals Only Rock
 48
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Wheaties Junk Food Rock > Left-Side
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Get Lost Locals Only Rock
 38
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Post Toasties Junk Food Rock > Left-Side
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
High Weed Glutin Junk Food Rock > Left-Side
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Surfin' Safari Locals Only Rock
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Intruder Alert Locals Only Rock
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Competitive Edge Crocodile Rock
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Welcome to Planet M.F. Lost Piton Rock
 25
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
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Westside Fitness Center Crocodile Rock
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rock Around The Clock Clock Rock
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Spiders from Mars Lost Piton Rock
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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