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Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 37.37442, -118.68139
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Shared By: old5ten on Jan 1, 2014 · Updates
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

Southeast facing crag in the upper reaches of Pine Creek Canyon. Excellent winter sun. Fun, short routes on good quality rock. Mix of trad and sport climbs.

See Crack of Noon Topo pic in the Photo section for a detailed overview.

Getting There Suggest change

Drive approx. a quarter mile past the Pratt's Crack turn-off on Pine Creek Rd. and park in a small dirt/gravel turn out on the Northwest side of the road. If you've reached the creek crossing (metal barriers), you've gone about a hundred yards too far. From the turn out follow a Southwest trending dirt road/path toward the sand dune ahead. Just before reaching the sand dune do a short scramble up and right toward a prominent, angular boulder with a slab behind it. Easy access, short approach (8-10 minutes).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Crack of Noon Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Inevitable
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Rewritten
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 11
Stand Up and Deliver
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 15
Crack of Noon
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 10
What Horn
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
OW - That Bites
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Daddy Long Legs
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 6
U.S. Blues
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Ripples Revisited
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Heady Noon
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
High Noon
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 8
Come Around Sundown
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 13
Short but Stout
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Inevitable
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Rewritten
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Stand Up and Deliver
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Crack of Noon
 15
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
What Horn
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Sport
OW - That Bites
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Daddy Long Legs
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
U.S. Blues
 6
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Ripples Revisited
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Heady Noon
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
High Noon
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Come Around Sundown
 8
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Short but Stout
 13
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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