Crystal Crag Climber's Log

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Eric Tipton - Jan 25, 2003 10:51 am

Route Climbed: North Arete II 5.7 Date Climbed: August, 2002  Sucess!

This was a fun afternoon climb. Easy access and what an incredible view from the summit. I always wondered where Mammoth Lakes got its name, now I know. I soloed the route in about thirty minutes, the further left you climbed on the arete the better the rock quality.

Josh

Josh - Jul 26, 2002 5:25 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge (II, 5.7) Date Climbed: July 26, 2002  Sucess!

I thought this climb was supposed to be good, but it was complete crap. It's a zero star climb, IMO. If it weren't for the bizarre section of pure quartz, it would be a negative one star climb. (NOTE: My quality assessment pertains ONLY to the climb -- not the formation/summit itself).

ocelot

ocelot - Jul 25, 2002 9:12 am

Route Climbed: NW ridge Date Climbed: August, 1975  Sucess!

where's all the girls?

Josh

Josh - Jul 24, 2002 10:55 am

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: July 24, 2002  Sucess!

I started up the a buttress-like formation on the East Face, then it turned into a gully, then a ridge. I was in my running shoes and the rock was very loose and licheny, so it was a little scary. The route I took was probably about 5.7 with a lot of 4th class. I didn't see any signs of previous climbers. The pen in the summit register was non-functional.

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