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Areas in The Pillars of Creation

Hallway of the Gods 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Pillar of Destiny, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Sun Dial, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Supernova Pillar 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 3
Tee-Terr-Tot Tower aka, The White Unicorn 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Elevation: 8,357 ft
GPS: 33.761, -116.673 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Joshua Reinig on May 8, 2015
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The Pillars of Creation are all of the mini pillar formations just south of The Devils Staircase. Don't let the term mini detour you, as everything here is BIG!! The Pillars or Play Ground as some have called it, offer some of the finest and most intimidating 1-2 pitch cragging on some of the cleanest rock in a surreal alpine setting. All this and more can be found in this pocket of stone hiding in plain sight.

Getting There

Unfortunately The Pillars of Creation are some of the most difficult formations to reach and access due to there proximity and elaborate characteristics. Best approach would probably be Devil's Slide Trail. Just before tail Junction, X country South until the South Gulley Descent becomes accessible for the Dark Angle Buttress. Descend South Gulley of DAB or continue a bit further and drop down next larger adjacent gully, just before South Ridge Trail Skirts hillside and reaches Tahquitz look out. You Have Now Arrived at The Pillars. Descent option is up to you!

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Pillars of Creation

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Darwin Crack
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Darwin Crack Hallway of the… > Evolution Wall
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
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