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.
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.
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Core Blimey 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Scheelite Wall
P1-start up into the pod and transition (5.9) into the short, splitter, thin hands crack, which gets easier a bit higher up. Traverse right at the (or just before the) orange dike. This section has poor pro, but is relatively low key. Gear anchor at the base (sandy ledge) of the pinnacle.P2-head up the short, easy crack between pinnacle and wall to the top of the pinnacle, then face climb a short section up to a bolt and short diagonal section (5.9). Continue up the wide flare with a perfect...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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