Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Pollen Grains / Lidija Boulders

Select Area...
Apiary Area 
Beekeeper Boulder 
Honey Boulder 
Jedi Boulder 
Lidija / Pollen Grain Boulder 
Mead Boulder 
Spectre Boulder 

Pollen Grains / Lidija Boulders  


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 37.3382, -118.571 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 41,082
Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Mar 31, 2008
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Description 

The Pollen Grains are a collection of boulders that lie on the backside of the Buttermilks Main area, to the north. They see less traffic due to the extra 10 minutes that it takes to drive there, but there are some fantastic lines ranging from moderate (Jedi Mind Tricks at V4) to extreme (Spectre at V13).

The density of the problems is not as great as Buttermilks Main, but if you want an escape from the crowds and find some fresh problems it is worth exploring.

Getting There 

Drive through the main Buttermilk parking lot and continue along the dirt road. Pass over the cattle guard and head North towards the Get Carter Boulder. Once you pass the 'Get Carter' area head right at the fork and travel uphill approximately 1/3 of a mile to the obvious parking area.

From the parking area head South uphill along the trail until you reach a ridge/plateau. You should be able to see the gigantic 'Spectre Boulder' ahead and to the right; uphill from that is the 'Beehive Boulder', and the rest of the area including the 'Honey Boulder' and 'Jedi Mind Tricks' is slightly downhill and to the left.

Driving time is around 5 minutes from the 'Buttermilks Main' parking lot, and the hike is approximately 10 minutes, depending on where your destination is.

The 'Pollen Grains/Lidija Boulders'
The 'Pollen Grains/Lidija Boulders'

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.1 miles from here

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['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',1],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pollen Grains / Lidija Boulders:
Original Line   V0 4     Boulder, 35'   Lidija / Pollen Grain Bould...
Wanderlust   V2 5+     Boulder   Lidija / Pollen Grain Bould...
Hunting Dog   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Lidija / Pollen Grain Bould...
Cover Me With Flowers   V2 5+     Boulder   Honey Boulder
Lidija's Mouth   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Lidija / Pollen Grain Bould...
Beekeeping for Profit & Pleasure   V4 6B     Boulder, 25'   Beekeeper Boulder
Jedi Mind Tricks   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 25'   Jedi Boulder
The Beekeeper's Apprentice   V5 6C     Boulder, 25'   Beekeeper Boulder
Suspended in Silence   V5+ 6C+ R     Boulder, 40'   Lidija / Pollen Grain Bould...
Drone Militia   V6 7A     Boulder, 30'   Lidija / Pollen Grain Bould...
The Beekeeper   V6 7A R     Boulder, 40'   Beekeeper Boulder
Cindy Swank   V7 7A+     Boulder   Honey Boulder
Browse More Classics in Pollen Grains / Lidija Boulders

Featured Route For Pollen Grains / Lidija Boulders
Jeremy Freeman tackles the crux sequence after eme...

The Beekeeper V6 7A CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Beekeeper Boulder
This beast of a boulder problem packs the punch of a route - close to 40 feet, but due to all the climbing under the roof and the slope of the ground your feet will only tickle the 20 foot-mark near the top. Before you jump on the upper section, be sure to realize the seriousness of the down-climb, which is down the northeast face/arete. Start way down on the left side of the roof in the huecos. Move out the roof sightly right using fins and huecos to a large hueco with a jug on the right sid...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Local Information for Pollen Grains / Lidija Boulders
Photos of Pollen Grains / Lidija Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
JBMSP -I was stoked to follow Kevin up this thing....
JBMSP -I was stoked to follow Kevin up this thing....
A fun diversion near the parking lot
A fun diversion near the parking lot
Lidija Painkiher. Photo by Blitzo.
Lidija Painkiher. Photo by Blitzo.
The 'Pollen Grains/Lidija Boulders'
The 'Pollen Grains/Lidija Boulders'
John Bachar Memorial
John Bachar Memorial
Lidija Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Lidija Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Owens Valley from the Pollen Grains
Owens Valley from the Pollen Grains
Tim Leary Presents
Tim Leary Presents

Comments on Pollen Grains / Lidija Boulders Add Comment
Show which comments
By AWinters
Administrator
From: NH
Apr 17, 2009
I think the Pollen Grains have some of the nicest, proudest, and most beautiful boulders in the 'Milks. Lot's of high and scary stuff!
By Tommy Klinefelter
Apr 27, 2009
Original name for this area was The Lidja Boulders. Renamed by visiting guidebook author.
By Fat Dad
From: Los Angeles, CA
Jan 10, 2011
I'm assuming they were named for/by Lidja Painhiker (sp?).
By Blitzo
Mar 10, 2011
That would be Lidija Painkiher.
Lidija Painkiher bouldering at Toulumne Meadows. P...
Lidija Painkiher bouldering at Toulumne Meadows.
Photo by Blitzo.