Elevation: 7,111 ft
GPS: 37.388, -118.673 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: AWinters on Mar 27, 2009
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 106
Racing Lizards
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
Digi
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Lizard Gizzards
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 76
The High Life
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 41
Go Left Old Man
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 133
The Big Deal
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Regular Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 65
PBR Street Gang
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
Chip Off the Old Block
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Smells like Elvis
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 46
Slip and Slide
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 30
Orange Crush
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Silver Streak
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 121
John Fischer Memorial Route
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Sun Kissed
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Racing Lizards PSOM Slab
 106
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Digi PSOM Slab
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Lizard Gizzards PSOM Slab
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The High Life PSOM Slab
 76
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Go Left Old Man PSOM Slab
 41
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
The Big Deal PSOM Slab
 133
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Regular Route Elderberry Buttress
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
PBR Street Gang PSOM Slab
 65
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Chip Off the Old Block Scheelite Wall
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Smells like Elvis Gold Wall
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Slip and Slide PSOM Slab
 46
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Orange Crush Gold Wall
 30
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Silver Streak PSOM Slab
 7
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
John Fischer Memorial Route PSOM Slab
 121
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 7 pitches
Sun Kissed Gold Wall
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
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