Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Scheelite Crags

Select Area...
Elderberry Buttress 
Gold Wall 
PSOM Slab 
Scheelite Wall 

Scheelite Crags Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 37.3884, -118.6732 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 17,243
Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: AWinters on Mar 27, 2009


63° | 36°
Memorial Day

70° | 39°

72° | 40°

72° | 42°

71° | 43°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]
BETA PHOTO: The Scheelite Crags from the 'Scheelite Wall' park...


The first major area of Pine Creek you reach when driving up the canyon. The terrain here is characterized by soaring pinnacles, jutting buttresses, deep slot canyons and hidden gullies creating a very multi-dimensional landscape. Many potential lines are not visible from the road. This area has only a handful of developed climbs.

The three main areas here are the 'Scheelite Wall', 'Elderberry Buttress', and the 'PSOM Slab'.

Getting There 

Scheelite Wall: 7 miles up Pine Creek Road and after the curves, the road straightens out for the most part. Look for a dirt pullout on the right side and park here. Walk down a short section of what looks like an old dirt road towards the crags. At the far end is an arrow comprised of black stones on the ground pointing to the trail into the sagebrush. Follow an old and over-grown sidewalk for about 50 yards towards a small grove of deciduous trees in the distance, then break left onto the obvious dirt trail. After a ways it will turn into rock and talus- follow the cairns up the rim of the talus and into the gully that eventually runs under the huge blank boulder up the hill to your right. Bear left when you reach the small slab where the gullies fork. Follow the steep faint trail up and left to the base of the wall.

Elderberry Buttress and PSOM Slab: Park .3 miles past the Scheelite Wall pullout at the tree grove. Follow the faint trail towards the bottom-left of the PSOM Slab. Continue up and right to the gully/corner under the obvious blank slab of Elderberry Buttress.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.2 miles from here

41 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Scheelite Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Scheelite Crags:
Racing Lizards   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   PSOM Slab
PSOM Pinnacle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   PSOM Slab
Digi   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   PSOM Slab
Lizard Gizzards   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   PSOM Slab
The High Life   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   PSOM Slab
The Raw Deal   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 420'   PSOM Slab
Core Blimey    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   Scheelite Wall
The Big Deal   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   PSOM Slab
Unknown B   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 40'   PSOM Slab
PBR Street Gang   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 400'   PSOM Slab
Chips Off the Ol' Block   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   Scheelite Wall
The Negotiator   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   PSOM Slab
Unknown A   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 45'   PSOM Slab
Rattlesnake Errands   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 225'   PSOM Slab
Silver Streak   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   PSOM Slab
Orange Crush   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Gold Wall
John Fischer Memorial Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 750'   PSOM Slab
Slab-O-Rama   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Sport, 210'   PSOM Slab
Too Many Rules   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   PSOM Slab
Freescale Semiconductor   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   Gold Wall
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Scheelite Crags

Featured Route For Scheelite Crags
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 5

John Fischer Memorial Route 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : PSOM Slab
The JFMR was established and climbed by Bishop local Tai Devore in the early spring of 2011 in memory of John Fischer. John was a local climbing guide and an old school mountaineering legend. He was killed when his motorcycle hit a deer while riding near Conway Summit, ca. on June 5th 2010. John would often bring clients to Pine Creek to climb, many to this very wall which is named after his climbing school the Palisade School of Mountaineering (PSOM).The route follows the prominent pillar in th...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Scheelite Crags Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Scheelite Crags
BETA PHOTO: The Scheelite Crags
Rock Climbing Photo: Watch tower, Sweetie, Freescale semiconductor, and...
BETA PHOTO: Watch tower, Sweetie, Freescale semiconductor, and...

Comments on Scheelite Crags Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!