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Grandma Peabody Boulder 
Grandpa Peabody Boulder 

Peabody Boulders  

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Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 37.32829, -118.57478 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: AWinters on Oct 21, 2006
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Grandma and Grandpa Peabody, The Buttermilks' bigg...


Two of the largest boulders anywhere... These are the two obvious giant boulders that you first reach from the lower parking area. As big as these blocs are, it's hard to imagine that they were once one.

Grandma features some great steep lines on her beautiful vibrant lichen-colored northwest face, and the amazing 45+ foot highball: the 'Southwest arete' if you want to get high on good terrain.

Grandpa is no joke; he offers some of the proudest and most serious lines in Bishop: 'Evilution', on the beautiful and severely overhanging south face, visible from the road. In January of '09 Kevin Jorgeson put up the boldest highball in the country, the 45+ foot 'Ambrosia' 5.14X, on the gently overhanging and massive east face. Recently Paul Robinson established the insanely difficult 'Lucid Dreaming' v16 to the left of 'Evilution', which features maybe the worst pinch imaginable between giant moves. For the mere mortals, try 'Cave Problem' v4 on the southwest face.

Getting There 

There is a parking area on the right just before reaching the boulders.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Peabody Boulders:
Essential Peabody   V0 4     Boulder, 40'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
North Face Direct   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
West Corner   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
Cave Problem   V4 6B     Boulder   Grandpa Peabody Boulder
Go Granny Go   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
Go Granny Go Right Finish (V5)   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
Go Granny Ho   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
Evilution   V12-13 8B R     Boulder, 55'   Grandpa Peabody Boulder
Southwest Arete   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
Advanced Rockcraft Arete   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 X     Boulder, 50'   Grandpa Peabody Boulder
SE Arete   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 50'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
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Featured Route For Peabody Boulders
Highball bouldering in the buttermilks

Southwest Arete 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Grandma Peabody Boulder
This often photographed arete ascends one of the tallest boulders in the country, and is a classic buttermilking experience not to be missed.Start on the face about 10 feet right of the arete, then trend left to the arete and up to an airy perch. Move right following the lip patina to a memorable rock-over with about 35 feet of air under you.Now find your way down the backside (more or less North east). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Peabody Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Peabody Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Peabody Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Peabody Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
KK Gregory on a low and hard traverse.
KK Gregory on a low and hard traverse.
The Happy Couple
The Happy Couple
Good ol' Grandma and Grandpa Peabody!
Good ol' Grandma and Grandpa Peabody!
Peabody Boulders East-side. Photo by Blitzo.
Peabody Boulders East-side. Photo by Blitzo.
Peabody highline
Peabody highline
Grandma and Grandpa
Grandma and Grandpa

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