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Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully

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Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully 


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Elevation: 7,300'
Location: 37.3838, -118.676 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Adam Winters on Feb 28, 2009
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Description 

The most obvious and popular side-canyon in Pine Creek. This area offers the highest concentration of established quality routes and clean cracks including Chuck Pratt's title offwidth. Other sub-areas found here are the Mustache Wall, Ministry Wall, and the Oser Wall. Route development here has exploded in the last 5 years, and the potential for more is overwhelming.

This is the most common destination for visiting climbers.


Getting There 

Turn right off Pine Creek Rd. after 7.7 miles onto a dirt road across from the campground. The road forks immediately- take the right side and drive up a couple hundred yards to the parking area. Hike into the canyon.


89 Total Routes


['4 Stars',20],['3 Stars',50],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',21],['5.11',34],['5.12',25],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully:
Birthday Boy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Oser Wall
Pratt's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 165'   Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
Sheila   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
Armando's Stilletto   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 345'   Armando's Stilletto
Rites of Spring   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
Funky Monkey   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Raspberry Wall
Coven (Seriously Though)   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Mustache Wall
Blindspot   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches, 500'   Blindspot Buttress
Window Shopper   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Mustache Wall
Burning Inside   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Ministry Wall
Queen of the Heartbreaks   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
Pocketful of Funk   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Ministry Wall
The Remington Electric   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   Mustache Wall
The Megaplex   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Mustache Wall
Flame Thrower   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Mustache Wall
Stone Cold Fusion   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 120'   Mustache Wall
Upside Downside   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Armando's Stilletto
The Toiler   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Mustache Wall
Atomic Gecko   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 60'   Planetarium / Gecko Wall
Wind in the Willows   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Planetarium / Gecko Wall
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Featured Route For Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully
my favorite crag

Flame Thrower 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Mustache Wall
Climb a technical and interesting slab up to the base of the large roof. Sack up, pull the roof, and keep it together going to the anchors. An awesome pitch! The steepest climb in the canyon. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Pratt's Crack area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Pratt's Crack area.
Photo by Blitzo.
Tai Devore ("Mr. Pine Creek") doing the first climb (11b) as you come into the canyon.
Tai Devore ("Mr. Pine Creek") doing the first clim...
The entrance to 'Sheelite Canyon/Pratt's Crack Gully', viewed from the drive up the canyon
BETA PHOTO: The entrance to 'Sheelite Canyon/Pratt's Crack Gul...
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By Phil Esra
May 27, 2014

This area is THICK with classic lines. Maximum stars. Can get pretty crowded.