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Grandma Peabody Boulder 
Grandpa Peabody Boulder 

Peabody Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 37.32829, -118.57478 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: AWinters on Oct 21, 2006


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Peabody Boulders East-side. Photo by Blitzo.


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' v15 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

For the Buttermilks Main area.

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Peabody Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 12'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
Cave Problem   V4 6B     Boulder   Grandpa Peabody Boulder
Go Granny Go Right Finish (V5)   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
Go Granny Go   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
Go Granny Ho   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
Center Direct   V10 7C+     Boulder, 12'   Grandma Peabody Boulder
Evilution   V12-13 8B R     Boulder, 55'   Grandpa Peabody Boulder
Advanced Rockcraft Arete   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 X     Boulder, 50'   Grandpa Peabody Boulder
Southwest Arete   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Grandma 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
Rock Climbing Photo: Footprints.

Footprints V9 7C CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Grandpa Peabody Boulder
Stand start at the lowest good holds. Climb up and left onto some sharp crimps / holds. Dyno to the big crumbling jug out left. Make a few more hard and reachy moves to get established onto the slab. Keep climbing up the slab to the top. Once you get established on the slab, the difficulty IMO is about 5.9ish. Most of the hands and feet are good, except for about 10-15 feet below the lip after a flake jug. The hands are slopey crimps and you have to stand up on less than ideal feet reaching for ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Peabody Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Happy Couple
The Happy Couple
Rock Climbing Photo: Peabody Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Peabody Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Grandma and Grandpa
Grandma and Grandpa
Rock Climbing Photo: KK Gregory on a low and hard traverse.
KK Gregory on a low and hard traverse.
Rock Climbing Photo: Peabody Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Peabody Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Good ol' Grandma and Grandpa Peabody!
Good ol' Grandma and Grandpa Peabody!
Rock Climbing Photo: Grandma and Grandpa Peabody, The Buttermilks' bigg...
Grandma and Grandpa Peabody, The Buttermilks' bigg...
Rock Climbing Photo: Peabody highline
Peabody highline
Rock Climbing Photo: Seen Here: Zack Barbee Photo Credit: Justin Trayfo...
Seen Here: Zack Barbee Photo Credit: Justin Trayfo...

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