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Wheeler Crest  

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Approaching the Wheeler Crest


Expect long sandy approaches, loose scree and talus, rattlesnakes, and cacti.

Getting There 

slog to the ridge. 1.5-3 hrs.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wheeler Crest:
Smokestack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000'   Wells Peak / Rabbit Ears
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Featured Route For Wheeler Crest

Smokestack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Wells Peak / Rabbit Ears
P1 5.7 straight up the right facing dihedral. Just below the plateau traverse to the left. Gear anchor.P2 5.10a crux just above the anchor. Some tcu's or small stoppers for protection. Easy afterwards. Tree-anchor. P3 5.9 straight up through the obvious hand-crack. Afterwards traverse to the left (5.9) until 20ft below a chimney. Tree-anchor.P4 Easy slab and chimney. Sling or rope-anchor.P5 5.9 straight up through slab, some protection. Slightly left to a bolt and a flake. Head straight up above...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Wheeler Crest Slideshow Add Photo
One of three rattlers encountered on our approach to the Grey Towers.
One of three rattlers encountered on our approach ...
The Pink Band, Grey Towers behind
The Pink Band, Grey Towers behind
The Pink Band, and the Grey Towers behind and to the right.
The Pink Band, and the Grey Towers behind and to t...
Tai Devore making the slog
Tai Devore making the slog
Wheeler Crest. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Wheeler Crest. Photo by Blitzo.

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