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Scheelite Crags Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 37.3884, -118.6732 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: AWinters on Mar 27, 2009
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The first major area of Pine Creek you reach when driving up the canyon. The terrain here is characterized by soaring pinnacles, jutting buttresses, deep slot canyons and hidden gullies creating a very multi-dimensional landscape. Many potential lines are not visible from the road. This area has only a handful of developed climbs.

The three main areas here are the 'Scheelite Wall', 'Elderberry Buttress', and the 'PSOM Slab'.

Getting There 

Scheelite Wall: 7 miles up Pine Creek Road and after the curves, the road straightens out for the most part. Look for a dirt pullout on the right side and park here. Walk down a short section of what looks like an old dirt road towards the crags. At the far end is an arrow comprised of black stones on the ground pointing to the trail into the sagebrush. Follow an old and over-grown sidewalk for about 50 yards towards a small grove of deciduous trees in the distance, then break left onto the obvious dirt trail. After a ways it will turn into rock and talus- follow the cairns up the rim of the talus and into the gully that eventually runs under the huge blank boulder up the hill to your right. Bear left when you reach the small slab where the gullies fork. Follow the steep faint trail up and left to the base of the wall.

Elderberry Buttress and PSOM Slab: Park .3 miles past the Scheelite Wall pullout at the tree grove. Follow the faint trail towards the bottom-left of the PSOM Slab. Continue up and right to the gully/corner under the obvious blank slab of Elderberry Buttress.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.2 miles from here

50 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Scheelite Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Scheelite Crags:
Slow Ride   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   PSOM Slab
Racing Lizards   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches   PSOM Slab
The High Life   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   PSOM Slab
Lizard Gizzards   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   PSOM Slab
Digi   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   PSOM Slab
PSOM Pinnacle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   PSOM Slab
The Big Deal   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   PSOM Slab
Unknown B   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   PSOM Slab
Core Blimey    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   Scheelite Wall
The Raw Deal   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 420'   PSOM Slab
PBR Street Gang   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 400'   PSOM Slab
Chips Off the Ol' Block   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   Scheelite Wall
The Negotiator   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   PSOM Slab
Rattlesnake Errands   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 225'   PSOM Slab
Unknown A   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 45'   PSOM Slab
Silver Streak   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   PSOM Slab
Orange Crush   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Gold Wall
John Fischer Memorial Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 750'   PSOM Slab
Slab-O-Rama   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Sport, 210'   PSOM Slab
Freescale Semiconductor   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   Gold Wall
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The Big Deal 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : PSOM Slab
The Big Deal starts from the top of “The High Life” (5.8), which is a 35m right trending flake system located 100 feet left of "PBR Streetgang."The Big Deal is 2/3 crack climbing and 1/3 slab and face features that connect the crack systems left of "PBR Streetgang." Clean, well protected and fun. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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