CRYSTAL CRAG // JOHN MUIR WILDERNESS, INYO NATIONAL FOREST
Trad & Sport, Low 5th - 5.11a, Grade II // Elevation: 10,100' // Trip Length Single Day
Crystal Crag is the go-to destination for anyone looking to get out into the alpine for a single day. Conveniently located in the Mammoth Lakes Basin area above Lake George, Crystal Crag plays host to numerous climbing styles. From the moderate 4 pitch classics on the North Aret to endurance sport routes on the North East, Highlands Wall, Crystal Crag has something for everyone. The views afforded by the approach to Crystal Crag are well worth the steep hike after you leave the parking lot from Lake George providing stunning views of the entire Mammoth Lakes Basin area. We recommend this crag for any climber looking for a fun day out either placing gear at a moderate level on the North Aret routes or going for some high elevation sport climbing!