Elevation: 4,114 ft
GPS: 36.124, -115.49 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: M. Morley on Feb 16, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
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
 853
Cat in the Hat
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 225
Cookie Monster
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1,035
Birdland
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1,057
Dark Shadows
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 111
Dark Shadows (Full)
Trad 10 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 241
Topless Twins
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 113
Community Pillar
Trad 8 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 375
Straight Shooter
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 244
Y2K
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 146
Mushroom People
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 77
The Next Century
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 147
Risky Business
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 103
Out of Control
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 77
Adventure Punks
Trad 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 76
Drifting
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cat in the Hat Mescalito > Southeast Buttress
 853
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Cookie Monster Mescalito > E Face
 225
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Birdland Brass Wall
 1,035
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Dark Shadows Mescalito > Dark Shadows Wall
 1,057
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Dark Shadows (Full) Mescalito > Dark Shadows Wall
 111
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 10 pitches
Topless Twins Brass Wall
 241
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Community Pillar Magic Mountain > N Face
 113
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
Straight Shooter Straight Shooter Wall
 375
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Y2K Mescalito > E Face
 244
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Mushroom People Brass Wall
 146
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Next Century Mescalito > E Face
 77
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Risky Business Mescalito > Dark Shadows Wall
 147
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 4 pitches
Out of Control Out of Control Area
 103
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Adventure Punks Challenger Wall
 77
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Drifting Jet Stream Wall
 76
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad 5 pitches
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