Mescalito Climber's Log

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rrrachel93 - Apr 2, 2018 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2018

Regular Route?

anyone climb the regular route up west face of mescalito? tried to go for cookie monster but i think we messed up the route finding and may have ended up on the regular route but i can't find much info or pics, and i'd love to hear more from others!

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Apr 30, 2017 11:19 am Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2017

Via Mescalito Irregular Route  Sucess!

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.


philadendron - May 26, 2016 6:52 pm

Re: 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.


tbaranski - Apr 16, 2016 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2016

North Fork  Sucess!

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.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Mar 30, 2016 7:41 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2016

Via Dark Shadows full route  Sucess!

Such an awesome summit to behold. Views of the pine creek drainage basin in every direction were incredible


bechtt - Mar 2, 2016 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2016

Scramble route  Sucess!

Came up from the south; descended down the north. With Bob and Patrick


philadendron - Dec 19, 2015 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2015

From the South  Sucess!

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.


SCHO - Oct 13, 2015 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2015

Cat in the Hat  Sucess!

Via Cat in the Hat. Descended by rappel.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 10, 2014 1:03 am Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2014

dark shadows  Sucess!

Lovely climb, amazing rock, great scenery.


Mooner - Apr 13, 2013 8:48 pm

Up 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.


weeds19 - Apr 1, 2011 1:22 am Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2011

Group Hike  Sucess!

Joined a speedy group as we did the hike up one side and down the other. Great climb


ShinLV - Feb 6, 2011 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2010

Loop Up Fern Canyon & Down PIine Creek  Sucess!

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 !!


DougHemken - Jan 8, 2011 12:14 am Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2010

via Mescalito Canyon  Sucess!

with Andy, Emily, and Jen


builttospill - Jan 27, 2010 3:53 pm

Cat 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.


SKI - Dec 30, 2009 10:25 pm

Cat in the Hat

What an impressive massif!


jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 7:25 am 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, 10/31/18, 3/27/19, 5/5/19, 3/17/21, 9/18/23, 11/25/23

Up Fern crk down quick descent: 10/17/20


MoapaPk - May 8, 2007 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2004

3 times so far  Sucess!

Most memorable was a unique downclimb with the Siberian, Doc F, and Branch W.


plume - Mar 18, 2007 1:31 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2007

Dark Shadows  Sucess!

Stunningly great introduction to Red Rocks.


benjohnson - Mar 10, 2007 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2007

Cat in the Hat  Sucess!

Fun easy climb. Great views. Got on the climb in the afternoon and had a great rap in the dark.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Mar 8, 2007 11:05 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2006

Via Pine Creek Canyon  Sucess!

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

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