Pine Creek Canyon Rock Climbing
Somewhere up the south fork of Pine Creek in April...
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Pine Creek has a bit of everything. Multipitch classics such as Dark Shadows, Cat in the Hat, and Community Pillar. Excellent crag routes on the Brass Wall and in the Flight Path area. The summit of Mescalito Tower is accessible to the adventurous. The stream usually has year-round water (at least in places), and of course, pine trees adding their evergreen flavor to the desert setting.
To get to the Pine Creek trailhead, drive in on the scenic loop road for about 10.5 miles to the parking area. The hike starts on a short downhill section. It reaches an intersection Dale Trail, which leads north and provides access to the Flight Path. Further, in the vicinity of the "old homestead," (which is now just a concrete foundation near the stream), the Arnight Trail leads south to the Rose Tower, Juniper Canyon, and Crimson Chrysalis. The main area of Pine Creek is reached by continuing on the main trail straight ahead to the west.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
192 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',63],['2 Stars',70],['1 Star',31],['Bomb',3]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pine Creek Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pine Creek Canyon:
Y2K 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 400' Mescalito
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Bloodline 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Nevada
: Red Rock
: ... : Mescalito
This last pitch of this route is THE best finger crack in the history of mankind. Ever. I couldn't believe it just kept going and going. Splitter locker fingers. Need I say more? Due to some other reviews/comments, I am going to revise this statement. I will say this is the best finger crack I have done in Red Rock..Details:Approach as per Deep Space. We chose the climber left side of the triangle rubble heap getting up to the route start. If you choose to pitch this out, it's about 200 feet of...[more] Browse More Classics in Nevada