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Areas in Eastern Hills

Benton Crags 28 / 14 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 44
Sagehen Summit Area 10 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15

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
 4
North Ridge
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 10
Hillside Strangler
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 32
Locals Only
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 29
Get Lost
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Post Toasties
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
No Trespassing
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 30
Hair Raiser Buttress
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Surfin' Safari
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Clevenger Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Westside Fitness Center
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Stardust
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Eastside Fitness Center
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Community Service
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Granitology
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Ridge Benton Crags > Locals Only Rock
 4
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Hillside Strangler Benton Crags > Psycho Killer Rock
 10
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Locals Only Benton Crags > Locals Only Rock
 32
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Get Lost Benton Crags > Locals Only Rock
 29
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Post Toasties Benton Crags > Junk Food Rock > Left-Side
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
No Trespassing Benton Crags > Locals Only Rock
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hair Raiser Buttress Sagehen Summit… > Granite Basin > S Face
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Surfin' Safari Benton Crags > Locals Only Rock
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Clevenger Route Sagehen Summit… > Granite Basin > E Face
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Westside Fitness Center Benton Crags > Crocodile Rock
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Stardust Benton Crags > Wave Rock
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Eastside Fitness Center Benton Crags > Crocodile Rock
 7
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Community Service Sagehen Summit… > Granite Basin > Northeast Face
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Granitology Sagehen Summit… > Granite Basin > Northeast Face
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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