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Description 

Amazing Sierra granite with great trad and sport routes. Located in between Bishop and Mammoth this area is mostly a summertime area since the elevation sees enough snowfall to affect climbing.


Getting There 

Take the 395 south from Mammoth or North from Bishop till you reach Tom's Place. take this road south up into the canyon and you will see the formations on the west side of the canyon.


68 Total Routes


['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',5],['5.9',3],['5.10',28],['5.11',5],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rock Creek:
Weapon of Choice   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 14'   Rock Creek Bouldering : Campground Boulder
Groove and Arete   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Rock Creek Bouldering : The Boy Named Sue Boulder
Pull Down Like De Jesus   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Rock Creek Bouldering : Campground Boulder
Clearcut   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Rock Creek Bouldering : Clearcut Boulder
A Boy Named Sue   V7 7A+     Boulder   Rock Creek Bouldering : The Boy Named Sue Boulder
Blood Brothers   V7 7A+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'   Rock Creek Bouldering : The Boy Named Sue Boulder
Campground Arete   V10 7C+     Boulder, 20'   Rock Creek Bouldering : Campground Boulder
Groovin'   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad   Iris Slab
Welcome to the Iris Slab   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad   Iris Slab
Modern Trad   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Patricia Bowl : First Cliff
Tommy Boy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Patricia Bowl : Orange Pillar
Breathless Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Patricia Bowl : First Cliff
Boi-oi-oi-ing!   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 340'   Patricia Bowl : Orange Pillar
Sideshow   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 100'   Gong Show Wall
He She   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 130'   Gong Show Wall
Wages of Skin   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 80'   Gong Show Wall
Switch Hitter   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 120'   Gong Show Wall
Sons of Liberty   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Patricia Bowl : First Cliff
Pie in the Sky   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Patricia Bowl : First Cliff
Anything Goes   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Gong Show Wall
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Featured Route For Rock Creek
Lizzle working the moves.

Chicks With Guns 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Gong Show Wall
Climb the first 20ft. of 'Main Attraction.' When the climbing starts getting steeper, head out left onto the slightly overhanging flake feature with good holds and bad feet. When the flake runs dry, boulder your way to the "baseball" knob and rock over onto the slab. Don't clip the bolt out left, but do clip the bolt above your head once you are standing on the "baseball." The ending is a link-up....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

News and Events For Rock Creek
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Bear Creek Spire, Labour Day 2012
Bear Creek Spire, Labour Day 2012
Fall colors in Rock Creek
Fall colors in Rock Creek
Bear Creek Spire from Rock Creek, late spring.
Bear Creek Spire from Rock Creek, late spring.
Fall colors on display at Rock Creek.
Fall colors on display at Rock Creek.
Rock Creek
Rock Creek
Rock Creek crags. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Creek crags.
Photo by Blitzo.
Bear Creek Spire under stormy skies. <br /> <br />Original picture taken from Rock Creek, Oct 2010.
Bear Creek Spire under stormy skies.

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Enjoy a nice cooling dip on a summers day in Rock Creek.
Enjoy a nice cooling dip on a summers day in Rock ...
Stream and wildflowers-Rock Creek. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Stream and wildflowers-Rock Creek.
Photo by Blitzo...
Rock Creek,May Lake
Rock Creek,May Lake
Rock creek Crags. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Rock creek Crags.
Photo by Blitzo.
Doug crossing the creek on the scary log bridge
Doug crossing the creek on the scary log bridge
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