Description

The crags found in this area offer a selection of sport and trad climbing in a remote setting. Some of the climbing is similar to Joshua tree in style and rock.

The scenery is idyllic and you can't help feeling away from it all when you climb here.

Getting There

This area is East of the Mammoth Lakes Area, and can reached by either the Benton Crossing road which is accessed 5.5 miles south of Mammoth Lakes on the 395, or by heading East from the 395 on the 120.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Eastern Hills

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 5
North Ridge
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 9
Hillside Strangler
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 39
Locals Only
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 32
Get Lost
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Post Toasties
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
No Trespassing
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 36
Hair Raiser Buttress
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Surfin' Safari
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Eastside Fitness Center
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
Westside Fitness Center
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Stardust
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Spiders from Mars
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Sweet Tits
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Community Service
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Granitology
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Ridge Benton Crags > Locals Only Rock
 5
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Hillside Strangler Benton Crags > Psycho Killer Rock
 9
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Locals Only Benton Crags > Locals Only Rock
 39
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Get Lost Benton Crags > Locals Only Rock
 32
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Post Toasties Benton Crags > Junk Food Rock > Left-Side
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
No Trespassing Benton Crags > Locals Only Rock
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hair Raiser Buttress Sagehen Summit… > Granite Basin > S Face
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Surfin' Safari Benton Crags > Locals Only Rock
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Eastside Fitness Center Benton Crags > Crocodile Rock
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Westside Fitness Center Benton Crags > Crocodile Rock
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Stardust Benton Crags > Wave Rock
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Spiders from Mars Benton Crags > Lost Piton Rock
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sweet Tits Benton Crags > Wave Rock
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Community Service Sagehen Summit… > Granite Basin > Northeast Face
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Granitology Sagehen Summit… > Granite Basin > Northeast Face
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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