General Sherman Tree Rock Climbing
some fun probs. this boulder is next to the first ...
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The boulders are scattered around the area. Walk down the paved Sherman Tree trail, down some steps for a minute or less, then look for boulders on both the right and left. The boulders are visible from the parking lot and trail. This is a high traffic area, you'll see lots of people in this area during the peak season, however the boulders are just far enough to get away from the crowds. The worlds largest tree, The General Sherman Tree, is several hundred feet away. About a hundred problems are found here if you visit all the boulders. Season is May-November. Sun/Shade mix. Also look for boulders up near the upper lot. It'd be the first lot on the left as you enter the Sherman Tree parking area. From the upper lot, walk across the road and 30 seconds into the forest, trending a bit right.
Look for the 'Hallway', a cool area on the right, down the Sherman trail. Excellent slab problems here. There is also a heavily featured boulder of quartz monzonite above a chinquapin bush, and some fun problems near a trail back towards the upper lot. Plenty of V0-V3 problems for a good session. Butter muffins and a good, but short crack are found on the left, as you go down the Sherman Tree trail.
This area is about a 5-10 min. drive from Lodgepole Village (Campground).
From the North (Lodgepole): Drive two miles south towards the Giant Forest and the Sherman Tree. Take a left on the Wolverton Rd./Sherman Tree Parking Rd. Drive one mile to the stop sign. Take a right and drive one more mile and you'll enter the parking area. Several lots here. Park in the first on the left to access the 'Upper Lot' boulders. Continue down and park near the bathrooms to walk down the main Sherman Tree trail boulders.
From the South (Three Rivers): Drive up the mountain and pass the Giant Forest Museum. Continue through the giant forest and you'll see Sherman Tree Handicap Access Parking. Continue past this for one mile and take a right on the Wolverton Rd./Sherman Tree Parking Rd. Go one mile to the stop sign, take a right and continue one more mile to the parking area.
Note: This parking lot was built sometime around 2012 and is only open most of the year. This parking lot could close due to snow at any time and this lot will be closed from Dec.-Mar. most years due to snow. If visiting during the snowy winter, you may need to take a shuttle from Lodgepole or look for parking at the Handicap Access Lot. They usually open this up to the public during the slower times.
Climbing Season For the Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP area.
Weather station 1.3 miles from here
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a nice little squeeze arete problem near the upper...
near the upper lot. the center of the face will go...
the boulders next to the sherman trail. slab heave...
the hallway. fun slab problems next to the sherman...
By Chad Namolik
Dec 31, 2015
The 'Climbing Season' ^^ ABOVE ^^ is incorrect. The prime time is May to November. Snow and cold temps makes this place empty December to April.
This is true with all climbing/bouldering above 6000' in Sequoia.