Description

The most obvious and popular side-canyon in Pine Creek. This area offers the highest concentration of established quality routes and clean cracks including Chuck Pratt's title offwidth. Other sub-areas found here are the Mustache Wall, Ministry Wall, and the Oser Wall. Route development here has exploded in the last 5 years, and the potential for more is overwhelming.

This is the most common destination for visiting climbers.

Getting There

Turn right off Pine Creek Rd. after 7.7 miles onto a dirt road across from the campground. The road forks immediately- take the right side and drive up a couple hundred yards to the parking area. Hike into the canyon.

137 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 108
Pratt's Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 159
Becky Route
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 210
Sheila
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 89
Never Believe
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 82
Rites of Spring
Trad 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 64
Supergrinder
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 101
B-Gizzle
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 46
Window Shopper
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 105
Coven (Seriously Though)
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 49
Boldly Departed
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 92
Flame Thrower
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 47
Burning Inside
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 36
The Megaplex
Sport 3 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 36
Queen of the Heartbreaks
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 39
Atomic Gecko
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pratt's Crack Pratt's Crack / Dihed…
 108
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Becky Route Mustache Wall
 159
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Sheila Pratt's Crack / Dihed…
 210
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Never Believe Ministry Wall
 89
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Rites of Spring Armando's Stilletto /…
 82
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
Supergrinder Mustache Wall
 64
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
B-Gizzle Mustache Wall
 101
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Window Shopper Mustache Wall
 46
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Coven (Seriously Though) Mustache Wall
 105
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Boldly Departed Mustache Wall
 49
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Flame Thrower Mustache Wall
 92
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Burning Inside Ministry Wall
 47
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Megaplex Mustache Wall
 36
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 3 pitches
Queen of the Heartbreaks Pratt's Crack / Dihed…
 36
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Atomic Gecko Planetarium / Gecko Wall
 39
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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This area is THICK with classic lines. Maximum stars. Can get pretty crowded. May 27, 2014
Neil Kauffman
Bishop, CA
Neil Kauffman   Bishop, CA
Please consider leaving your dogs at home. Pine Creek is home to bighorn sheep; they are easily stressed by uncontrolled dogs. As am I. If you're bringing a dog climbing, be considerate of other users. Bring a leash. Use it, especially when you're not actively controlling your animal, like when your off the ground, climbing. Digging, wandering, fighting other dogs, defecating all over the canyon, chasing wildlife, distracting climbers. These are all things dogs do, when their owners aren't acting responsibly. Please be a responsible owner/human being! It's appreciated. May 14, 2018
old5ten
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
old5ten   Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
looks like there was some rockfall on the right side of bighorn yesterday. Oct 3, 2018