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Crack of Noon Buttress

California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Pine Creek Canyon

Description

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

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).

Routes from Left to Right

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Crack Of Noon Overview w. approx. bolt locations and anchors.
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Left Side:
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(Project) - Everything is Karate 5.14c/d
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High Noon 5.12c
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Heady Noon 5.11d
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Center and Right Side:
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A. Crack of Noon (var.)
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B. Crack of Noon (var. and top half of Heady Noon)
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C. Crack of Noon 5.9+ PG13
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D. What Horn 5.9+ PG13
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E. OW That Bites 5.10a
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F. Ripples Revisited 5.10a/b
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G. Rewritten 5.9
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Stand Up and Deliver 5.9 (not shown) is immediately to the right of Rewritten
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Boulder in front of Crack of Noon:
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[Hide Photo] Crack Of Noon Overview w. approx. bolt locations and anchors. Left Side: (Project) - Everything is Karate 5.14c/d High Noon 5.12c Heady Noon 5.11d Center and Right Side: A. Crack of Noon…
Map of Lamb Canyon area
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