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Wheeler Crest Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.4179, -118.69769 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: jeremy freeman on May 13, 2011
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Approaching the Wheeler Crest

Description 

Expect long sandy approaches, loose scree and talus, rattlesnakes, and cacti.

Getting There 

slog.

Climbing Season

For the Bishop Area area.

Weather station 14.6 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',11],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Wheeler Crest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wheeler Crest:
Knob Job   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 400'   Mayfield Canyon Towers : Soaring Eagle Tower
Smokestack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000'   Wells Peak / Rabbit Ears
Center Cobblers Direct   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 800'   Grey Towers
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Featured Route For Wheeler Crest
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo topo. First 1.5 pitches are out of view.

East Buttress - Super Grey Pinnacle 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Grey Towers
Hidden from sight in a narrow gully behind the Cobblers Bench, the Super Grey Pinnacle is the largest monolithic tower on the Wheeler Crest. The first ascent of this formation was made over a 2-day period in marginal weather conditions, which included a rain-and-snow storm during the summit push. The route features superb slab and knobby face climbing, classic cracks, and airy dike traverses - all on immaculate rock. This climb ranks amongst the best I’ve done in the massif, and in my partners...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Wheeler Crest Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The lay of the land
BETA PHOTO: The lay of the land
Rock Climbing Photo: lay of the land p2
lay of the land p2
Rock Climbing Photo: Wheeler Crest Interesting Diorite rock
Wheeler Crest Interesting Diorite rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Wheeler Crest. Photo by Blitzo.
Wheeler Crest. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: One of three rattlers encountered on our approach ...
One of three rattlers encountered on our approach ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Wheeler Crest
Wheeler Crest
Rock Climbing Photo: Tai Devore making the slog
Tai Devore making the slog
Rock Climbing Photo: The Pink Band, and the Grey Towers behind and to t...
The Pink Band, and the Grey Towers behind and to t...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Pink Band, Grey Towers behind
The Pink Band, Grey Towers behind

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By Tony Lewis
Dec 3, 2016
How do you feel about power drilling on the Crest?