Sad Boulders Rock Climbing
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Eric Wolff gives Los Locos a go. Photo: Sulli
Bishop Tuff boulders like the Happy Boulders, but can be cooler in spots due to the narrow, catacomb-like channels and caves. The area has a dense collection of problems, but caters more to climbers in the V6 - V10 range than the neighboring Happy Boulders, though some easier classics, such as China Doll
(V0) and 'Still Life' (V3) do exist. * * * * * STAY OFF THE PLANTS * * * * *
From Bishop take road 6 North. Left on Five Bridges Road. Left again on Chalk Bluff Road. Park in pullout on your left after about a mile. The Sads can also be approached from Casa Diablo Road, but the parking lot at the top of the canyon is small and parking off road is highly discouraged by the BLM.
Sad Boulders. from the top of the approach looking back towards the parking area.
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
191 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',48],['2 Stars',76],['1 Star',54],['Bomb',3]
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Rio's Crack V6+ 7A CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Rio's Crack Area
The whole seam portion is the crux. Start with both hands at the bottom on the seam and feet pasted under the bulge and start working the seam and trying to find feet to keep you from sliding back down it. Once you can really establish your feet on the face above the bulge your in. The seam ends at a horizontal and easier moves lead to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Sad Boulders. from the top of the approach lookin...
back of the sads near the ice caves
Apr 2, 2012
BLM would prefer if NOONE used the upper parking lot. I would rather hike in from the bottom since it is faster than the drive around and less wear on my car.
Jun 14, 2012
yeah, i hate pulling up at the bottom thinking no one is out in the sad's, then see tons of people and realize they all come in from the top. fooey.