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Blue Crag Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 11,669'
Location: 37.5672, -118.98551 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season

For the Mammoth Lakes Area area.

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Why Ya Sufferin'?

Why Ya Sufferin'? 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Blue Crag
"Why Ya Sufferin'?" generally follows obvious left-trending weaknesses up the north face of Blue Crag. The first ascent was done in winter conditions so the route description will reflect that.Pitch 1 - A short rock step is passed to gain a large snowfield. Traverse left to the base of the hidden chute. 50mPitch 2 - The Waterfall Pitch. Climb a steep chimney (5.6) to easier ground. In the chute, a few mixed sections may be encountered depending on the thickness and quality of the snow. A chockst...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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