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Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully

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Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully Rock Climbing 


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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

110 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',65],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully:
Pratt's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 165'   Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
Becky Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 100'   Mustache Wall
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...
Rites of Spring   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Armando's Stilletto / Rites...
Window Shopper   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Mustache 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
Burning Inside   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Ministry Wall
Astrolamb   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 345'   Armando's Stilletto / Rites...
Queen of the Heartbreaks   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
Flame Thrower   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Mustache Wall
The Megaplex   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Mustache Wall
Not The Wheat   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Mustache Wall
Eclipsed   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
Stone Cold Fusion   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 120'   Mustache Wall
The Toiler   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Mustache Wall
Shattered Glass   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   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
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully

Featured Route For Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully
Rock Climbing Photo: Rites of Spring, 5.10d  You can see the first 2 pi...

Rites of Spring 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Armando's Stilletto / Rites...
The 'long' trad classic of Pine Creek, with lots of hand cracks and variety. A bit of crumbly and/or hollow rock in several spots (including the crux)....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pratt's Crack area. Photo by Blitzo.
Pratt's Crack area. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tai Devore ("Mr. Pine Creek") doing the ...
Tai Devore ("Mr. Pine Creek") doing the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The entrance to 'Sheelite Canyon/Pratt's Crack Gul...
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.

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