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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 39.3988, -120.62145 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Kelley Gilleran on Jun 30, 2014
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Getting There 

From Sacramento take 80 east to the 20 and head west. Turn right on Bowman Lake Rd. and follow it until the signs for Carr and Feeley Lake point you in the right direction. Stay on this dirt road taking the path most traveled until you reach the parking lot which may have many cars in it due to the backpackers. The last 1/4 mi. of the road is a little rough but it's not too bad for cars if you drive slow. Hike past Feeley Lake a couple of miles to Island Lake. There will be boulders around you, now find the good ones!

Description 

Quality granite bouldering on glacial erratics spread out around the general area of Island Lake. Some crowds due to the popularity of the backpacking region however it's easy to find seclusion. Generally exposed and sunny but luckily a lot of the cool problems face north and there is swimming and fishing to pass the time when its too hot to crank. There is plenty of potential in this area guarded by a 2 mile approach. If you put up any problems here please post them up with the accurate locations of each boulder. Alternatively if anyone knows the history of this area please let me know the correct names and grades and I will be happy to correct any errors.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',13],['V4-5',5],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Photos of Island Lake Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Matt Franklin pebble wrestling.
Matt Franklin pebble wrestling.
Awesome looking erratic
Awesome looking erratic
Island Lake. You can see the fire lookout on Grouse Ridge in the upper right hand corner of the pic.
Island Lake. You can see the fire lookout on Grous...
Here is a small topographic map of the area with some trails marked.
BETA PHOTO: Here is a small topographic map of the area with s...

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