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South Fork - Oak Creek Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Aug 14, 2007


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This is a huge area with very few recorded routes. Long, tricky approaches and convoluted topography help to keep the crowds elsewhere. On the other hand, if you have a taste for seclusion, adventure, and exploration, this area would be worth a look.

The main terrain features are a series of complex buttresses and ridges strung out along the northern side of Mount Wilson. On their eastern edge these border on the Cactus Flower Tower, and a scramble up the Tower's west ridge can provide the overview to help make sense of the rugged country.

Getting There 

Walk in on the Oak Creek Trail. Pass beneath Solar Slab and continue in the streambed for a few hundred yards to the obvious fork. Go left up the south fork. After a short distance the streambed branches in several directions. If you stay all the way to the left, a slabby canyon leads steeply east (back toward the road) between Cactus Flower Tower and the main mass of Mount Wilson. This is the start of the approach for Line of Addiction. Other branches go west.

Climbing Season

For the Oak Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in South Fork - Oak Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Fork - Oak Creek:
Line Of Addiction   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   Pirate Wall
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Featured Route For South Fork - Oak Creek

Line Of Addiction 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Pirate Wall
I gave this route 4 stars not because the climbing is superb (which it is) but because of the whole outing. A beautiful hike in a perfect canyon, a great natural line, and amazing positioning. Line Of Addiction is a fine route on a remote wall. The climbing is sustained and the rock is pretty much all good except for a few places. It has great protection at the cruxes but does have some runout sections on easier to moderate terrain. I don't know the history of this route or how, when, or who in...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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