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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 2.5 miles from here

97 Total Routes

['4 Stars',23],['3 Stars',54],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',5],['5.10',25],['5.11',33],['5.12',27],['5.13',4],['>=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...
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...
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
Burning Inside   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Ministry Wall
The Remington Electric   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   Mustache Wall
Window Shopper   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Mustache Wall
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
G.E.D. (Git 'er Done)   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Oser Wall
Shattered Glass   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   Mustache Wall
Upside Downside   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Armando's Stilletto
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
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
The best climb on Moustache Wall? Probably. <br /> <br />Megan on Pitch 2 of Megaplex

The Megaplex 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Mustache Wall
Excellent three pitch sport route on the right side of the Mustache Wall.P1- Follows the arete over a small roof up to a two bolt belay stance outside a flared slot. The crux(11c) is low on the pitch, below the roof.P2-Continues up the crack then takes a wild traverse out left where you encounter a thin move(11c) before traversing back right to the second bolted anchor.P3-Follow another wild traverse back left that ends with an under cling to a cruxy move up onto the arete. Continue up the arete...[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 ...
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.