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The Wheeler Crest is the long rugged ridge that runs from Pine Creek Canyon north to Rock Creek. No area on the Crest is easy to access, as the approaches alone make for an arduous adventure. The potential here is overwhelming, with big remote towers jutting up in surprising abundance. Expect long sandy approaches, loose scree and talus, rattlesnakes, cacti and solitude. Most important of all, expect beautiful high-quality granite.
Either follow Mayfield Canyon or slog to the ridge and follow this to an obvious low point in the ridge. For the Pink Band allow 1-2 hrs, for the Grey Towers 1.5-3 hrs.
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Smokestack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Wells Peak / Rabbit Ears
P1 5.7 straight up the right facing dihedral. Just below the plateau traverse to the left. Gear anchor.P2 5.10a crux just above the anchor. Some tcu's or small stoppers for protection. Easy afterwards. Tree-anchor. P3 5.9 straight up through the obvious hand-crack. Afterwards traverse to the left (5.9) until 20ft below a chimney. Tree-anchor.P4 Easy slab and chimney. Sling or rope-anchor.P5 5.9 straight up through slab, some protection. Slightly left to a bolt and a flake. Head straight up above...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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