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Areas in 10-Pine Creek Canyon

Beer and Ice Gully 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Brass Wall 36 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 36
Bullnose Wall 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Challenger Wall 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Crabby Appleton Area 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Eagles Nest 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Flight Path Area 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Fractional Wall 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Gemstone Gully 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Hog Wart, The 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Jet Stream Wall 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Little Joe 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Magic Mountain 22 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Mescalito 43 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 43
Out of Control Area 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Paiute Wall, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Pisces Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Right of Flight Path Area 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Stick Gully 21 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Straight Shooter Wall 7 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

Pine Creek has a bit of everything. Multipitch classics such as Dark Shadows, Cat in the Hat, and Community Pillar. Excellent crag routes on the Brass Wall and in the Flight Path area. The summit of Mescalito Tower is accessible to the adventurous. The stream usually has year-round water (at least in places), and of course, pine trees adding their evergreen flavor to the desert setting.

Getting There

To get to the Pine Creek trailhead, drive in on the scenic loop road for about 10.5 miles to the parking area. The hike starts on a short downhill section. It reaches an intersection Dale Trail, which leads north and provides access to the Flight Path. Further, in the vicinity of the "old homestead," (which is now just a concrete foundation near the stream), the Arnight Trail leads south to the Rose Tower, Juniper Canyon, and Crimson Chrysalis. The main area of Pine Creek is reached by continuing on the main trail straight ahead to the west.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 10-Pine Creek Canyon

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 799
Cat in the Hat
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 196
Cookie Monster
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 948
Birdland
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 988
Dark Shadows
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 92
Dark Shadows (Full)
Trad 10 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 223
Topless Twins
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 96
Community Pillar
Trad 8 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 329
Straight Shooter
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 218
Y2K
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 133
Mushroom People
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 70
The Next Century
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 128
Risky Business
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 91
Out of Control
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 68
Adventure Punks
Trad 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 63
Drifting
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cat in the Hat Mescalito > Southeast Buttress
 799
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Cookie Monster Mescalito > E Face
 196
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Birdland Brass Wall
 948
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Dark Shadows Mescalito > Dark Shadows Wall
 988
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Dark Shadows (Full) Mescalito > Dark Shadows Wall
 92
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 10 pitches
Topless Twins Brass Wall
 223
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Community Pillar Magic Mtn > N Face
 96
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
Straight Shooter Straight Shooter Wall
 329
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Y2K Mescalito > E Face
 218
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Mushroom People Brass Wall
 133
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Next Century Mescalito > E Face
 70
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Risky Business Mescalito > Dark Shadows Wall
 128
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 4 pitches
Out of Control Out of Control Area
 91
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Adventure Punks Challenger Wall
 68
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Drifting Jet Stream Wall
 63
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad 5 pitches
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