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Location: 37.54685, -118.68942 View Map  Incorrect?
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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


81 Total Routes


['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',34],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',7],['5.9',6],['5.10',30],['5.11',10],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rock Creek:
Weapon of Choice   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 14'   Rock Creek Bouldering : Campground Boulder
Pull Down Like De Jesus   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Rock Creek Bouldering : Campground Boulder
Groove and Arete   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Rock Creek Bouldering : The Boy Named Sue Boulder
A Boy Named Sue   V7 7A+     Boulder   Rock Creek Bouldering : The Boy Named Sue Boulder
Blood Brothers   V7 7A+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'   Rock Creek Bouldering : The Boy Named Sue Boulder
Clearcut   V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   Rock Creek Bouldering : Clearcut Boulder
Main Attraction   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Gong Show Wall
Welcome to the Iris Slab   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Iris Slab
Tommy Boy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Patricia Bowl : Orange Pillar
D.M.Z.   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Gong Show Wall
Sideshow   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 100'   Gong Show Wall
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
He She   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 130'   Gong Show Wall
Eavesdropping   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   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
Switch Hitter   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 120'   Gong Show Wall
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
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Featured Route For Rock Creek
Orange Pillar. Boi-oi-oi-ing is the main crack split up the middle of the pillar.

Boi-oi-oi-ing! 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Orange Pillar
P1 (5.10a): Climbs up the right side of a giant wedged block about 25 feet off the ground. Continue up double cracks to the highest ledge before the upper headwall. Bolted anchor at 85 feet.P2 (5.10a): Start out slightly up and left of the anchor and get ready for 165 feet of hand jamming! Generally there are two or three cracks to choose from. When in doubt, stay to the left. Bolted anchor.P3 (5.9): Not recommended due to loose rock and friable holds. If you do climb this, we left some...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Rock Creek Slideshow Add Photo
Bear Creek Spire, Labour Day 2012
Bear Creek Spire, Labour Day 2012
Fall colors in Rock Creek
Fall colors in Rock Creek
Bear Creek Spire from Rock Creek, late spring.
Bear Creek Spire from Rock Creek, late spring.
Fall colors on display at Rock Creek.
Fall colors on display at Rock Creek.
Rock Creek
Rock Creek
Rock Creek crags. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Creek crags.
Photo by Blitzo.
Bear Creek Spire under stormy skies. <br /> <br />Original picture taken from Rock Creek, Oct 2010.
Bear Creek Spire under stormy skies.

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Enjoy a nice cooling dip on a summers day in Rock Creek.
Enjoy a nice cooling dip on a summers day in Rock ...
Stream and wildflowers-Rock Creek. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Stream and wildflowers-Rock Creek.
Photo by Blitzo...
Rock Creek,May Lake
Rock Creek,May Lake
Rock creek Crags. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Rock creek Crags.
Photo by Blitzo.
Doug crossing the creek on the scary log bridge
Doug crossing the creek on the scary log bridge
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