Elevation: 7,111 ft
GPS: 37.3884, -118.67319
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Shared By: AWinters on Mar 27, 2009
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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
 132
Racing Lizards
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
Digi
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 54
Lizard Gizzards
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 107
The High Life
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 53
Go Left Old Man
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 175
The Big Deal
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Regular Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 88
PBR Street Gang
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 52
Chip Off the Old Block
Trad 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 54
Slip and Slide
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 44
Orange Crush
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 156
John Fischer Memorial Route
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Dingleberry
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
The Flight Of Icarus
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Isotopes Gone Wild
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Racing Lizards PSOM Slab
 132
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Digi PSOM Slab
 44
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Lizard Gizzards PSOM Slab
 54
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The High Life PSOM Slab
 107
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Go Left Old Man PSOM Slab
 53
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
The Big Deal PSOM Slab
 175
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Regular Route Elderberry Buttress
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
PBR Street Gang PSOM Slab
 88
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Chip Off the Old Block Scheelite Wall
 52
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Slip and Slide PSOM Slab
 54
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Orange Crush Gold Wall
 44
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
John Fischer Memorial Route PSOM Slab
 156
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 7 pitches
Dingleberry Dingleberry Buttress
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
The Flight Of Icarus Dingleberry Buttress
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Isotopes Gone Wild Super Fun Site
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad
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