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The Wheeler Crest is the long rugged ridge that runs from Pine Creek Canyon north to Rock Creek. No area on the Crest is easy to access, as the approaches alone make for an arduous adventure. The potential here is overwhelming, with big remote towers jutting up in surprising abundance. Expect long sandy approaches, loose scree and talus, rattlesnakes, cacti and solitude. Most important of all, expect beautiful high-quality granite.
Either follow Mayfield Canyon or slog to the ridge and follow this to an obvious low point in the ridge. For the Pink Band allow 1-2 hrs, for the Grey Towers 1.5-3 hrs.
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South Ridge, Wells Peak 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Sphinx Canyon
P1: Sustained corner leads to run-out easy face back to the corner belay on ledge.(5.9) P2: Climb an amazing diorite face to a right-facing corner, belay on ledge.(5.6) P3: Start up a grainy 5.5 crack to the ridge. Easy scrambling leads to ledges, cross back to the right side of the ridge and belay at the base of the thin corner.(5.5) P4: Climb the thin corner to the arete and continue the ridge to where the diorite intersects the ridge, belay on the ledge.(5.7) P5: Easy 5th leads to the e...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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