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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

106 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',63],['2 Stars',16],['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:
Becky Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 100'   Mustache 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...
Rites of Spring   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Armando's Stilletto / Rites...
Armando's Stilletto   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 345'   Armando's Stilletto / Rites...
Blindspot   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches, 500'   Blindspot Buttress
Coven (Seriously Though)   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Mustache Wall
Window Shopper   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Mustache Wall
Flame Thrower   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...
Astrolamb   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 345'   Armando's Stilletto / Rites...
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
Eclipsed   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
The Toiler   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Mustache Wall
Upside Downside   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Armando's Stilletto / Rites...
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
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Featured Route For Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully
Rock Climbing Photo: the dihedrals

Queen of the Heartbreaks 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Pratt's Crack / Dihedrals A...
Scramble up to the ledge just below 'Sheila'. Use the belay bolt to protect the easy moves to the first bolt and deal with immediate arete cruxyness at the second bolt. Once you grab the jugs clip the third bolt and pull into the dihedral. Stem your way up the fun dihedral until it runs dry. When you get to the roof, pull around left and onto the face. Touch 'Sheila' for a brief moment and then head right. Climb forever on the amazing face using incredible little crimper jugs. After climbing 125...[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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