Elevation: 11,669 ft
GPS: 37.567, -118.986 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Preston Rhea on Mar 6, 2013
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Aron Quiter, Salamanizer Ski, Euan Cameron

Description

Blue Crag is a large dark peak visible throughout most of the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Poised above Sky Meadows, the couloirs around it have long been a destination for backcountry skiers. Not much is known about the climbing history of the peak.

The rock is hard and fairly solid. The main wall is north facing and does not get very much sun. As an alpine peak, be prepared for quickly changing weather conditions in any season.

Getting There

The easiest access is out of the Coldwater Creek Campground via the Emerald Lake trailhead to Sky Meadows. It is roughly two miles from the start of the trail to the base of Blue Crag. In winter the road to Coldwater Creek Campground is groomed for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. There is an access route on the groomed trails to Coldwater Creek Campground.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Blue Crag

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M2 Mod. Snow
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Why Ya Sufferin'?
Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine 6 pitches
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Why Ya Sufferin'?
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c M2 Mod. Snow Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine 6 pitches
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