It is the middle grade traditional climbers dream crag. Fantastic rock with the reknowned Dykes, horizontal ribs of rock – ‘Dyke Hiking’ is the essential art.
Mammoth is a good base to explore the crags on the eastern side of the High Sierra. Superb granite crags include Dike Wall, Crystal crags and slightly further south is the sub alpine Patricia Bowl.
The climbing is on fantastic granite ranging from slabs to cracks and walls. The rock is quite smooth but with good friction and provided with knobs that stick out of the rock and provide useful holds. On the domes there is a lot of smooth featureless slabs and the routes follow natural features such as grooves and cracks.