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Elevation: 7,900 ft 2,408 m
GPS: 37.73006, -118.5666
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Shared By: Errett Allen on Mar 7, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 57
Locals Only
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 10
Hillside Strangler
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 45
Get Lost
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Post Toasties
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Tube
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Pipeline
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Rebel Rebel
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 27
Surfin' Safari
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Competitive Edge
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
Welcome to Planet M.F.
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Westside Fitness Center
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Rock Around The Clock
Trad 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Eastside Fitness Center
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Spiders from Mars
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Mercury Landing
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Locals Only Locals Only Rock
 57
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
 45
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Post Toasties Junk Food Rock > Left Side
 13
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Tube Locals Only Rock
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Pipeline Locals Only Rock
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Rebel Rebel Lost Piton Rock
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Surfin' Safari Locals Only Rock
 27
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Competitive Edge Crocodile Rock
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Welcome to Planet M.F. Lost Piton Rock
 32
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Westside Fitness Center Crocodile Rock
 19
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
Eastside Fitness Center Crocodile Rock
 18
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Spiders from Mars Lost Piton Rock
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mercury Landing Lost Piton Rock
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
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