Pine Creek Canyon Rock Climbing
Somewhere up the south fork of Pine Creek in April...
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Pine Creek has a bit of everything. Multipitch classics such as Dark Shadows, Cat in the Hat, and Community Pillar. Excellent crag routes on the Brass Wall and in the Flight Path area. The summit of Mescalito Tower is accessible to the adventurous. The stream usually has year-round water (at least in places), and of course, pine trees adding their evergreen flavor to the desert setting.
To get to the Pine Creek trailhead, drive in on the scenic loop road for about 10.5 miles to the parking area. The hike starts on a short downhill section. It reaches an intersection Dale Trail, which leads north and provides access to the Flight Path. Further, in the vicinity of the "old homestead," (which is now just a concrete foundation near the stream), the Arnight Trail leads south to the Rose Tower, Juniper Canyon, and Crimson Chrysalis. The main area of Pine Creek is reached by continuing on the main trail straight ahead to the west.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
179 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',64],['2 Stars',62],['1 Star',29],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pine Creek Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pine Creek Canyon:
Y2K 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 400' Mescalito
Featured Route For Pine Creek Canyon
Cat in the Hat 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Mescalito
This route is probably the most popular multi-pitch route in Red Rocks, and always seems to be swarming with parties. For many years I avoided the route because it always seemed mobbed. Then, on a day when the wind was screaming down the canyon we figured nobody would be on it. Wrong! Another party at the base. We still had a fun time and everyone was very friendly and nobody was in a rush. Good to adopt this attitude on this route - if it's high season it's going to be crowded.This route ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV