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Areas in 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 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
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 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
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 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Magic Mountain - East 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
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 18 / 0 / 1 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 25
Straight Shooter Wall 7 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10

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.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

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 Pine Creek Canyon

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cat in the Hat
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cookie Monster
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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Birdland
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dark Shadows
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dark Shadows (Full)
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Varnishing Point
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Topless Twins
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Community Pillar
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Straight Shooter
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Y2K
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mushroom People
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Risky Business
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Out of Control
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Adventure Punks
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Drifting
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Cat in the Hat Mescalito 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Cookie Monster Mescalito 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Birdland Brass Wall 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Dark Shadows Mescalito 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Dark Shadows (Full) Mescalito 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 10 pitches
Varnishing Point Brass Wall 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Topless Twins Brass Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Community Pillar Magic Mtn 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
Straight Shooter Straight Shooter Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Y2K Mescalito 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Mushroom People Brass Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Risky Business Mescalito 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 4 pitches
Out of Control Out of Control Area 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Adventure Punks Challenger Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Drifting Jet Stream Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad 5 pitches
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