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Approaching the Wheeler Crest

Description 

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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 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
Center Cobblers Direct

unknown 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Grey Towers
This route follows the most obvious line on Cobblers Tower. No information was known about the route beforehand, though a rusty bolt here and there were found along the way, and during our effort a handful more were placed. A fit and able party could make a huge day of it, but it's recommended to set up camp near the base. P1: Climb a low-angle ramp to access the obvious rounded right-facing flake, pass a bulge and belay on top of the feature (5.7). P2: Climb past two bolts on the slab. From...[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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