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Garon CorizVia Mescalito Irregular Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2017

Garon Coriz

Climbed up 2 60-meter pitches of the Mescalito Regular Route. We didn't know we were supposed to take a right at that point so we kept going up. There were a lot of bail rap stations along the way. We found out why midway up the third pitch. The moves were 5.10a/b on cruddy sandstone. Awesome climb nonetheless. We reached the summit an hour before sundown. We were able to see the cairns all the way to the rap station on the northern descent.
Posted Apr 30, 2017 11:19 am

tbaranskiNorth Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2016


Awesome climb via the North Fork. The route finding is made simple with excellent cairnage.

Came down the South Fork and it was a different situation. Twice now I've had difficulty descending via this route -- maybe it's just me. The cairns are sparse, and in at least one case, some genius cairned a route from the top of one of the technical routes. It's close enough to the South Fork route that you can easily end up following that route down instead, where you'll cliff out and have to turn around.
Posted Apr 16, 2016 9:42 pm

philadendronRe: North Fork


I've heard there is a "sneak route" that descends off the South side much sooner than the normal route, so perhaps the cairns were for that. I ascended via the South so I had the benefit of knowing where I'd come from.
Posted May 26, 2016 6:52 pm

Matt LemkeVia Dark Shadows full route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2016

Matt Lemke

Such an awesome summit to behold. Views of the pine creek drainage basin in every direction were incredible
Posted Mar 30, 2016 7:41 pm

bechttScramble route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2016


Came up from the south; descended down the north. With Bob and Patrick
Posted Mar 2, 2016 2:22 pm

philadendronFrom the South  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2015


From Pine Creek, through South Fork, then to Mescalito canyon, then up. Retraced steps to descend. Tricky route-finding once I left the canyon up to the saddle, but there are a lot of options that all seem to go, and tons of cairns.
Posted Dec 19, 2015 7:22 pm

SCHOCat in the Hat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2015


Via Cat in the Hat. Descended by rappel.
Posted Oct 13, 2015 6:40 pm

Liba Kopeckovadark shadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2014

Liba Kopeckova

Lovely climb, amazing rock, great scenery.
Posted Apr 10, 2014 1:03 am

MoonerUp I Go


04/10/13 Summited via Cat in the Hat for beta on how to rap when we climb Dark Shadow in the future.
Posted Apr 13, 2013 8:48 pm

weeds19Group Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2011


Joined a speedy group as we did the hike up one side and down the other. Great climb
Posted Apr 1, 2011 1:22 am

ShinLVLoop Up Fern Canyon & Down PIine Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2010


Made a loop hike up the Fern Canyon and down the South Pine Creek Canyon with Branch Whitney.
7.25 mile & 2,600 ft total elevation gain.
My Trip Photo Album
Great Hike !!
Posted Feb 6, 2011 12:55 pm

DougHemkenvia Mescalito Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2010


with Andy, Emily, and Jen
Posted Jan 8, 2011 12:14 am

builttospillCat in the Hat


I've climbed Cat in the Hat twice, but never gone to the summit of Mescalito. The first time was a bit more involved, as my partner and I had no idea what we were really doing.

The second time was a quick jaunt with SP member dunsum after we finished up Olive Oil and had some spare time in the afternoon.
Posted Jan 27, 2010 3:53 pm

SKICat in the Hat


What an impressive massif!
Posted Dec 30, 2009 10:25 pm

jimeganMESCALITO  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2000


ALSO CLIMBED: 1/13/02, 12/7/02, 1/16/04(WITH WIFE), 1/16/05, 5/16/10, 3/6/11, 11/27/11(Pat & Brock), 2/6/13, 11/2/13, 2/8/14, 5/18/14, 12/21/14, 3/12/16, 11/26/17
Posted Feb 8, 2008 7:25 am

MoapaPk3 times so far  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2004


Most memorable was a unique downclimb with the Siberian, Doc F, and Branch W.
Posted May 8, 2007 8:38 pm

plumeDark Shadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2007


Stunningly great introduction to Red Rocks.
Posted Mar 18, 2007 1:31 am

benjohnsonCat in the Hat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2007


Fun easy climb. Great views. Got on the climb in the afternoon and had a great rap in the dark.
Posted Mar 10, 2007 6:05 pm

Anya JingleVia Pine Creek Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2006

Anya Jingle

One of my favorite class 3 scrambles in Red Rock. We climbed up via Fern Canyon (North Fork of Pine Creek) and descended via Mescalito Fork and the South Fork of Pine Creek.
The slideshow is here: Mescalito Loop
Posted Mar 8, 2007 11:05 pm

Matthew HollimanCat In The Hat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2006

Matthew Holliman

Headed out to Vegas just for one day to catch the Sisters of Mercy, and squeezed in a climb with Donnie before the show. A bit chilly in the shade, but nice in the sun... and consistently excellent rock and wonderful views. Steep, but good holds everywhere. Great fun.

Ran out of time to tag the summit, so we ended up rapping the route.
Posted Apr 13, 2006 1:47 am

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