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',50],['2 Stars',71],['1 Star',56],['Bomb',3]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sad Boulders
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sad Boulders:
Featured Route For Sad Boulders
Mothership Connection V4 6B CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Ice Caves
From the block move into a horizontal crack with your right and get a good jam so that you can reach way out over the lip onto the face and some good holds. Some toe cams in the crack ease the transition to the overhanging face. Fun big moves on good holds take you up the face to the top. The worst part about the problem is that at times you feel like you could barndoor right into the boulder next to you....[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.