Elevation: 2,373 ft
GPS: 47.536, -120.715 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: jonah on Jan 25, 2006
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

A solid 40 minute hike uphill from the Snow Creek lot ends at the Pearly Gates, a crag with a couple dozen crack and slab routes from one to two pitches. The rock is an amazingly sticky fine-grained granite, unlike most other granite in the Icicle. The routes range from 5.8 to 5.12, and are generally super fun. Some routes are north facing, so this can be a good option when the rest of the canyon is too hot.

Getting There

Park at the Snow Creek lot (FS pass required), cross the bridge and take a climbers trail to the right after the aquaduct.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pearly Gates

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Cell Phone Posse
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
The Scene is Clean
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 130
No Room For Squares
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 71
Loaves of Fun
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Golden Delicious
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 155
Cloud Nine
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 54
Lost Souls
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 161
Celestial Groove
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
Milky Way
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 48
Veins of Glory
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 78
Pearly Gates
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Speak No Evil
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Leap of Faith
Trad, Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Hepped Up on Goofballs.
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Poison Balance
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cell Phone Posse
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Scene is Clean
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
No Room For Squares
 130
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Loaves of Fun
 71
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Golden Delicious
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Cloud Nine
 155
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Lost Souls
 54
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Celestial Groove
 161
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Milky Way
 38
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Veins of Glory
 48
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Pearly Gates
 78
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Speak No Evil
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Leap of Faith
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Hepped Up on Goofballs.
 10
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Poison Balance
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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