Crystal Climb


Challenge yourself and your friends to a timed 2400' climb to the top!

Introducing the Crystal Climb!

We’ve recently installed RFID tag detectors to track your hiking performance. This will allow you to track your speed from top to bottom starting on Kelley’s Gap road to Green Valley trail and ending at the summit.

We will also have a leaderboard inside the RDL Gift Shop of the fastest times so you can compete with your friends, neighbors, or complete strangers in a race to the top. 

View Trail Map or grab one from the Right Angle Sports retail store where you also buy the RFID tags. 

How to get started?

Step 1: Buy RFID tags

Visit the Right Angle Sports retail store to buy your RFID tags and pick up a trail map. 

Note: The RFID tags cannot be read through clothes, pockets, wallets or other material. So attach it to the outside of your shirt, jacket, pants or shorts. Just make sure it beeps when you approach the Monument.

Step 2: Prepare for your Hike

Bring water, a snack, extra clothes, all the essentials to ensure you’re prepared for your hike. 

Step 3: Check in at bottom RFID Monument

When you’re ready scan your new RFID tag in front of the Stone Monument outside of the Right Angle Sports retail store.
  • 1 Beep means your checked in.
  • Multiple beeps mean you’ve already checked into this station.

After you’ve checked in…

Start your hike! Hurry you’re being timed. 

Crystal Climb Top Monument

Step 4: Check in at the top RFID Monument

You’ve made it! Find the monument behind the trail map sign. Congratulations you have successfully completed a Base to Summit hiking trail. We will keep track of your time and you can share your results with your friends or challenge your self to get your personal best time. 

We will also display the results on a leaderboard inside the RDL Gift Shop. 

RFID Monument near Trail Map Sign

The RFID tag is yours to keep.

The RFID tag you purchase will be yours to keep, every time you visit Crystal Mountain you can challenge yourself by trying to achieve a new fastest time. Coming soon you will be able to update your profile via the a designated website with your nickname and info so you can see how well you stack up compared to other hikers.