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Mustache Wall

California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Pine Creek Canyon > Scheelite Canyon / Pr…

Description

The first wall on your left when you enter the canyon. The wall was almost entirely the work of Kevin Calder and Marty Lewis. All the routes are excellent, with several spectacular lines such as 'Phenomena', 'Coven', and 'Flame Thrower' to name a few.

Getting There

After parking, walk up the road into the mouth of the canyon.

Routes from Left to Right

5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Grindulator
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 68
Gimpenator
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Secret Stash left
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Secret Stash right
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 110
B-Gizzle
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Gizzle Bomb
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Fire Bomb
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 100
Flame Thrower
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 58
Blast Furnace
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Psycho Sexy
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Power Of Union
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Dakota Street Bypass
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
Phenomena
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Mustache Ride
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 21
It's Not The Wheat
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 1
High n Dry
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 32
The Remington Electric
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Fu Manchu
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 54
Notorious B.E.G., The
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 114
Coven (Seriously Though)
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 46
Cuss Terr's Last Stand
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 2
Crazy Course
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 171
Becky Route
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 55
Boldly Departed
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 39
The Megaplex
Sport 3 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 36
Double Dog Dare
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
The Toiler
Sport 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 2
Double D ConFusion
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 2
Air Toil
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 6
Aromatic
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 32
Stone Cold Fusion
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 1
Four steps ahead
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 48
Window Shopper
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Shattered Glass
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 65
Supergrinder
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Sidecar
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 29
Mr. Ridiculous
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 40
Gala Tumble
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 1
Slippery Slope
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Grindulator
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Gimpenator
 68
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Secret Stash left
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Secret Stash right
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
B-Gizzle
 110
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Gizzle Bomb
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Fire Bomb
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Flame Thrower
 100
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Blast Furnace
 58
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Psycho Sexy
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Power Of Union
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Dakota Street Bypass
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Phenomena
 27
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mustache Ride
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
It's Not The Wheat
 21
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
High n Dry
 1
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
The Remington Electric
 32
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Fu Manchu
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Notorious B.E.G., The
 54
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Coven (Seriously Though)
 114
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Cuss Terr's Last Stand
 46
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crazy Course
 2
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Becky Route
 171
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Boldly Departed
 55
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Megaplex
 39
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 3 pitches
Double Dog Dare
 36
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Toiler
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 3 pitches
Double D ConFusion
 2
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Air Toil
 2
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Aromatic
 6
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Stone Cold Fusion
 32
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Four steps ahead
 1
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Window Shopper
 48
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Shattered Glass
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Supergrinder
 65
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
Sidecar
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Mr. Ridiculous
 29
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Gala Tumble
 40
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Slippery Slope
 1
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport

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[Hide Comment] So densely packed with classic routes--glorious! Notorious BEG is to the left of Coven--they are out of order in the MP list. May 27, 2014
Jason Albino
San Francisco, CA
[Hide Comment] This is seriously the best 5.11/5.12 granite sport wall I've ever been to. There is also just enough 5.10s to get warmed up if you're focusing on 5.11.

If you climb those grades, you can stay busy for a solid week without even moving to the closely-adjacent walls in the canyon, as long as the weather is comfortable in the shade (e.g. summer or warmer fall days). Jul 24, 2017