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Elderberry Buttress 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 2
Gold Wall 6 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
PSOM Slab 20 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 31
Scheelite Wall 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3

Description

The first major area of Pine Creek you reach when driving up the canyon. The terrain here is characterized by soaring pinnacles, jutting buttresses, deep slot canyons and hidden gullies creating a very multi-dimensional landscape. Many potential lines are not visible from the road. This area has only a handful of developed climbs.

The three main areas here are the 'Scheelite Wall', 'Elderberry Buttress', and the 'PSOM Slab'.

Getting There

Scheelite Wall: 7 miles up Pine Creek Road and after the curves, the road straightens out for the most part. Look for a dirt pullout on the right side and park here. Walk down a short section of what looks like an old dirt road towards the crags. At the far end is an arrow comprised of black stones on the ground pointing to the trail into the sagebrush. Follow an old and over-grown sidewalk for about 50 yards towards a small grove of deciduous trees in the distance, then break left onto the obvious dirt trail. After a ways it will turn into rock and talus- follow the cairns up the rim of the talus and into the gully that eventually runs under the huge blank boulder up the hill to your right. Bear left when you reach the small slab where the gullies fork. Follow the steep faint trail up and left to the base of the wall.

Elderberry Buttress and PSOM Slab: Park .3 miles past the Scheelite Wall pullout at the tree grove. Follow the faint trail towards the bottom-left of the PSOM Slab. Continue up and right to the gully/corner under the obvious blank slab of Elderberry Buttress.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Scheelite Crags / PSOM Slab

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Racing Lizards
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Digi
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lizard Gizzards
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The High Life
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Big Deal
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Core Blimey
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown B
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Raw Deal
Trad 4 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
PBR Street Gang
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chips Off the Ol' Block
Trad 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unknown A
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Silver Streak
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Orange Crush
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
John Fischer Memorial Route
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Slab-O-Rama
Sport
Racing Lizards PSOM Slab 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Digi PSOM Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Lizard Gizzards PSOM Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The High Life PSOM Slab 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Big Deal PSOM Slab 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Core Blimey Scheelite Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Unknown B PSOM Slab 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Raw Deal PSOM Slab 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
PBR Street Gang PSOM Slab 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Chips Off the Ol' Block Scheelite Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Unknown A PSOM Slab 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Silver Streak PSOM Slab 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Orange Crush Gold Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
John Fischer Memorial Route PSOM Slab 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 7 pitches
Slab-O-Rama PSOM Slab 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Sport
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