Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/Sad Boulders) Rock Climbing
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KK on a superb lip traverse on the 'Orgasm Boulder...
Just north of Bishop the floor of the Owens Valley rises abruptly forming a 300 foot-high volcanic plateau that runs for miles from east to west, stretching north to the higher Sherwin Plateau. Along the southern tip numerous canyons and washes containing thousands of boulders can be found slicing into and through the plateau - including the two that make up the Happy and Sad bouldering areas. Dozens of other rises and rock bands are scattered throughtout to quench the explorer's thirst. Pack out ALL trash, control your dogs, and avoid ALL plants and vegetation! They are disappearing rapidly in these areas due to heavy foot traffic! Please let them grow.
Avoid ALL physical contact with Petroglyphs
This area is often referred to as 'The Mesa' to locals...
Looking down from the Sads towards Bishop.
From US 395 in Bishop, take US 6 north out of town towards Benton/Chalfant/Tonopah. After 1.3 miles, turn left on Five Bridges Rd. Follow this down the straightaway around the left-hand curve, past the Aggregate Plant to a 4-way intersection where the pavement turns to dirt. Take a left on Chalk Bluff Rd. for the Happy and Sad Boulders. Turn right on Fish Slough Rd. for the Fish Slough Boulders.
Somewhere out on the Tableland...
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
670 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',31],['3 Stars',180],['2 Stars',246],['1 Star',191],['Bomb',6]
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Featured Route For Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/Sad Boulders)
Los Locos V7 7A+ CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Los Locos Area
Work straight up from a blocky starting hold on "slopey" jugs to a right sidepull up high. Now the fun begins, traverse left using a hard to find sidepull, not the obvious one, and a series of bad edges with terrible feet, all while staring at the boulder that you could hit if you blew it in a bad way. Finish the hard section with a scary pop to a sloping but well textured hueco. From here continue easily to the top of the boulder....[more] Browse More Classics in CA