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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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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.0 miles from here

98 Total Routes

['4 Stars',23],['3 Stars',56],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',5],['5.10',24],['5.11',33],['5.12',28],['5.13',5],['>=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...
Becky Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 100'   Mustache Wall
Sheila   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
Rites of Spring   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
Armando's Stilletto   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 345'   Armando's Stilletto
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
The Megaplex   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Mustache Wall
The Remington Electric   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   Mustache Wall
Queen of the Heartbreaks   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
Burning Inside   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Ministry Wall
Flame Thrower   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Mustache Wall
Window Shopper   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Mustache Wall
G.E.D. (Git 'er Done)   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Oser 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
Shattered Glass   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   Mustache Wall
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
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Featured Route For Sheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully
Blidspot topo for pitches 4-7

Blindspot 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Blindspot Buttress
P1: Climb cracks to ledge and arete. Pass a bolt (.10b) then head up and right to a hidden thin hand crack. Can link w/ pitch two easily. 1 bolt/gear to 2" P2: Delicate flakes lead to a hard move on clean rock above a bolt (.11a) to gain a great hand/finger crack. Can link w/ pitch one easily. 1 bolt/gear to #3 camalot.P3: Traverse left to a short O.W. (5.8) then "crawl on all sixes" to reach belay. Unique and wild. Optional #4 for O.W., otherwi...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Pratt's Crack area. Photo by Blitzo.
Pratt's Crack area. Photo by Blitzo.
Tai Devore ("Mr. Pine Creek") doing the ...
Tai Devore ("Mr. Pine Creek") doing the ...
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.
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