Crystal Crag

Overview

Located above the town of Mammoth Lakes is Crystal Crag. This crag is named for a huge vein of crystal that runs through it. Our route crosses over this impressive rock formation. The climb is five pitches with many 3rd class moves interspersing 5th class sections. The climb finishes with an enjoyable ridge traverse high above many lakes and pine trees surrounded by the Mammoth Crest.

Elevation: 10,364 feet, 3159m
Difficulty rating: Beginner Rock
Length of Trip: 1 Day
Difficulty Rating: Grade 5.7 Rock

Cost

$360

Dates

TBA, or call SMI

Personal Equipment List

CLOTHING

__ __ LIGHT OR MID WEIGHT LONG UNDERWEAR TOP AND BOTTOM
__ __ EXPEDITION WEIGHT LONG UNDERWEAR TOP
__ __ PILE OR WOOL SWEATER
__ __ SYNTHETIC CLIMBING PANTS, OR EITHER WOOL OR PILE PANTS
__ __ NYLON OR GORE-TEX JACKET
__ __ NYLON OR GORE-TEX PANTS OR BIBS
__ __ GAITERS
__ __ WARM CAP
__ __ FACE MASK OR BALACLAVA
__ __ PILE OR WOOL GLOVES
__ __ MOUNTAINEERING SOCKS & LINER SOCKS
__ __ T-SHIRT
__ __ HIKING SHORTS
__ __ BASEBALL CAP

GEAR

__ __ *PACK
__ __ *HIKING BOOTS
__ __ *ROCK CLIMBING SHOES
__ __ *MOUNTAINEERING HELMET
__ __ *CLIMBING HARNESS
__ __ CARABINERS- Two large pear shaped locking, and one straight gate non locking
__ __ BELAY DEVICE
__ __ WEBBING- one 5’ & one 10’ piece of 9/16”, 11/16”, or 1” tubular webbing
__ __ *SKI POLES- optional
__ __ *HEADLAMP WITH A NEW BATTERY AND SPARE BULB
__ __ DARK GLASSES
__ __ WATER BOTTLES- two wide mouth bottles, 1 liter capacity
__ __ POCKET KNIFE
__ __ SUNSCREEN & LIP BALM- spf 15 minimum
__ __ CAMERA AND FILM
__ __ PERSONAL LUNCH FOOD
__ __ SMALL FIRST AID KIT

*Available for rental from SMI