Crystal Crag Climber's Log

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PellucidWombat - Sep 14, 2010 4:58 am

Re: North Arete... Fun Outing!

I agree. I felt like it was 5.5


PellucidWombat - Sep 14, 2010 4:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

In the Area  Sucess!

so I couldn't pass off ticking off one of the routes listed in Croft's guidebook :-). Led the first and third pitch of the N Arete & simul-climbed to the summit. Descended the S Ridge, taking a difficult line (cl. 4-5). Then I realized I left my sneakers on the summit, so I climbed up and down an easier line (cl. 3).


LadyACray - Sep 12, 2010 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Beautiful  Sucess!

An absolutely beautiful route :-) Very rewarding at the top!


SKI - Aug 2, 2010 10:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

North Arete  Sucess!

Climbed with the lovely girlfriend. Poor gal got her foot stuck in a hand crack.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Dec 1, 2009 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

North Face/North Arete  Sucess!

Rob led all pitches, awesome. Happy Birthday, Robbie.


sardude - Sep 23, 2009 6:49 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2003

lots of times  Sucess!

paul, greg, martha, and I


rhyang - Sep 8, 2009 2:02 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

North Face / North Arete  Sucess!

Climbed with Laura to celebrate my 43rd birthday. Led all pitches.

Headed up what I thought was the North Arete (5.7) -- turns out the first pitch was the North Face (5.8), according to the Mammoth Area Rock Climbing guidebook. Joined up with the north arete for second and third pitches though. Fantastic crystal just below false summit. Knife edge below true summit had great exposure ! Descended via west face scramble.

Cool and windy day, glad I wore long underwear and windstopper, but clear and beautiful views !

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Aug 11, 2009 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009

North Arete (II 5.7)  Sucess!

Mary and I camped at Mary's Lake and then did this route in the morning. Fun climbing for 3 pitches, then an exposed traverse to the summit. After getting back to our packs, we did 2 sport routes to round out the day.

Sport Routes:
Macallan 5.9, onsight
Springbank 5.10a, onsight


JHH60 - Jun 23, 2009 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

North Arete  Sucess!

The crystal pitch was totally cool!


peerzat - Oct 9, 2008 1:11 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008

north arete  Sucess!

great climb. watch the loose stuff. beautiful area with this being just the tip of the iceberg! can't wait to get back.


Bluebell08 - Sep 8, 2008 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

North Arete  Sucess!

Awesome climb with great views! Great introduction to multi-pitch climbing in a beautiful area. Wasn't too hard, had lots of fun in great weather.


dshoshone - Sep 5, 2008 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

W. Face  Sucess!

Fun climb,it was so much fun I did it again the next day



cp0915 - Aug 3, 2008 7:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

West Face  Sucess!

Highly enjoyable, though regrettably short. Nice exposure and a sweet summit block.


Bonesaw - Jan 10, 2008 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007

North Arete... Fun Outing!  Sucess!

Seemed a little easier than 5.7, but very fun. Great outing for a fun and easy day!


bearbnz - Oct 24, 2007 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2007

South Ridge Variation  Sucess!

Scrambled the South Ridge with my 3 young sons, fun outing.


mdostby - Aug 26, 2007 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

South Ridge  Sucess!

Enjoyable scrambling. Tricky route finding between the west chutes.

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Aug 14, 2007 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2007

N Arete route  Sucess!

This was only my second multi-pitch climb, but seemed a lot easier than my first (Bear Creek Spire). The crystal quartz section up top was fun to climb, but lots of loose rock. Great time!


Hyadventure - Feb 14, 2007 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2005

west face

I think I climbed the west face if memory serves me. Came in on the wrong side of the peak and ended up a few feet below the peak, just a little too exposed for me that day.

mlarkin2002 - Oct 13, 2006 10:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

Cl. 3 N. Face  Sucess!

Enjoyable, short dayhike/climb with a 1mi approach from the parking lot.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Sep 5, 2006 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

North Arete  Sucess!

Good climbing, terrifyingly loose. I thought I was sure to kill climbers below. Crystal band was awesome. We climbed up to the highest point, crossing some of the best 4th class alpine ridge I've had in a while.

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