Elevation: 4,114 ft
GPS: 36.12358, -115.49031
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Feb 16, 2004
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc
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
 1,127
Cat in the Hat
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 314
Cookie Monster
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1,449
Birdland
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1,398
Dark Shadows
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 231
Dark Shadows (Full)
Trad 10 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 338
Topless Twins
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 174
Community Pillar
Trad 8 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 496
Straight Shooter
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 203
Mushroom People
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 99
The Next Century
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 213
Risky Business
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 143
Out of Control
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 73
Challenger
Trad 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 105
Adventure Punks
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 137
Drifting
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cat in the Hat Mescalito > Southeast Buttress
 1,127
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Cookie Monster Mescalito > E Face
 314
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Birdland Brass Wall
 1,449
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Dark Shadows Mescalito > Dark Shadows Wall
 1,398
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Dark Shadows (Full) Mescalito > Dark Shadows Wall
 231
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 10 pitches
Topless Twins Brass Wall
 338
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Community Pillar Magic Mountain > N Face
 174
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
Straight Shooter Straight Shooter Wall
 496
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Mushroom People Brass Wall
 203
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Next Century Mescalito > E Face
 99
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Risky Business Mescalito > Dark Shadows Wall
 213
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 4 pitches
Out of Control Out of Control Area
 143
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Challenger Challenger Wall
 73
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Adventure Punks Challenger Wall
 105
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Drifting Jet Stream Wall
 137
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad 5 pitches
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