REI Community
search
Rock Creek

Select Area...
4:20 Wall 
Elixir Wall 
Gong Show Wall 
Iris Slab 
Juniper Wall 
Patricia Bowl 
Pyramid Wall 
Rock Creek Bouldering 
Saguaro Slab 
Sugar Mountain 

Rock Creek Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 37.54685, -118.68942 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 68,343
Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Wade Griffith on Apr 19, 2006
Forecast:
Tonight

62°
Monday

78° | 57°
Tuesday

78° | 56°
Wednesday

78° | 55°
Thursday

82° | 56°
Friday

84° | 57°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
First winter snows on Bear Creek Spire at sunrise

Description 

Amazing Sierra granite with great trad and sport routes. Located in between Bishop and Mammoth this area is mostly a summertime area since the elevation sees enough snowfall to affect climbing.

Getting There 

Take the 395 south from Mammoth or North from Bishop till you reach Tom's Place. take this road south up into the canyon and you will see the formations on the west side of the canyon.

Climbing Season



Weather station 16.0 miles from here

155 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',64],['2 Stars',50],['1 Star',24],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',4],['5.8',8],['5.9',17],['5.10',61],['5.11',22],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',9],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',9],['V6-7',9],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',4],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rock Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rock Creek:
Weapon of Choice   V4 6B     Boulder, 14'   Rock Creek Bouldering : Campground Boulder
Groove and Arete   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Rock Creek Bouldering : The Boy Named Sue Boulder
Pull Down Like De Jesus   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Rock Creek Bouldering : Campground Boulder
Clearcut   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Rock Creek Bouldering : Clearcut Boulder
Blood Brothers   V7 7A+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'   Rock Creek Bouldering : The Boy Named Sue Boulder
A Boy Named Sue   V7 7A+     Boulder   Rock Creek Bouldering : The Boy Named Sue Boulder
Welcome to the Iris Slab   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   Iris Slab
Main Attraction   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Gong Show Wall
Tommy Boy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Patricia Bowl : Orange Pillar
Sideshow   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 100'   Gong Show Wall
Stoic Tree Arete   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Patricia Bowl : First Cliff, Left Tower.
Modern Trad   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Patricia Bowl : First Cliff
Boi-oi-oi-ing!   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 340'   Patricia Bowl : Orange Pillar
D.M.Z.   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Gong Show Wall
He She   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 130'   Gong Show Wall
Wages of Skin   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 80'   Gong Show Wall
Sons of Liberty   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Patricia Bowl : First Cliff
Freedom Fighter   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Patricia Bowl : First Cliff
Pie in the Sky   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Patricia Bowl : First Cliff
Anything Goes   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Gong Show Wall
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Rock Creek

Featured Route For Rock Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at Sons, Breathless, and Pie

Sons of Liberty 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : First Cliff
Four star climbing, but the pitch is docked a star for bolts next to reasonable gear placements.A steep unnecessarily bolted corner with interesting technical moves to a vertical or steeper hand and finger crack. There is a crux at the end of the corner and another one midway up the crack where it thins to .5 Camalots for a move or two....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Rock Creek Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Bear Creek Spire, Labour Day 2012
Bear Creek Spire, Labour Day 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Fall colors in Rock Creek
Fall colors in Rock Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Bear Creek Spire from Rock Creek, late spring.
Bear Creek Spire from Rock Creek, late spring.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bear Creek Spire under stormy skies.  Original pic...
Bear Creek Spire under stormy skies. Original pic...
Rock Climbing Photo: Patricia lake/Rock Creek
Patricia lake/Rock Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Fall colors on display at Rock Creek.
Fall colors on display at Rock Creek.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Creek Road in winter, with Mount Dade in the ...
Rock Creek Road in winter, with Mount Dade in the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The view from Mosquito Flat, Rock Creek
The view from Mosquito Flat, Rock Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Doug crossing the creek on the scary log bridge
Doug crossing the creek on the scary log bridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Creek,May Lake
Rock Creek,May Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Enjoy a nice cooling dip on a summers day in Rock ...
Enjoy a nice cooling dip on a summers day in Rock ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Creek crags. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Creek crags. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock creek Crags. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock creek Crags. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stream and wildflowers-Rock Creek. Photo by Blitzo...
Stream and wildflowers-Rock Creek. Photo by Blitzo...

Comments on Rock Creek Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About