Elevation: 10,600 ft
GPS: 37.463, -118.746 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Greg Barnes on Dec 12, 2006 with improvements by kenr
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Covid-19 Access Restrictions Details

Description

The awesome, newly re-developed area for steep clean "sport" cracks (bolted face and tricky pro sections, and good bolted anchors). As close as you get to Indian Creek on eastern Sierra granite. High, north-facing, and cold - but great for hot summer days!

Getting There

Head up Rock Creek Canyon for about 9 miles. You'll pass the turn off to Rock Creek Lodge and then the stables. Drive a little further and there will be a toilet and food-storage lockers on your left and then a long series of parking spots. Park here. Head back down the road for about 325 feet and there will be a sign for the "Hilton Lake" trail head (N37.4550 W118.7410).

Start up this trail for 5 minutes. Immediately at the fourth switchback there will be a trail heading into the woods to the West. Take this trail for about 15 minutes. When the trail ends start a gentle, rising traverse to the right on talus for 20-30 minutes. It's better to stay low on the big talus rather than deal with the scree and shin daggers up higher. Eventually the north facing crag will come into view.

Effort +750 vertical ft over 1.2 miles distance.
About 45 minutes....

See Marty Lewis/John Moynier "Mammoth Area Rock Climbs" guidebook (3rd ed. 2004 - not in previous editions)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Patricia Bowl

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Living the Dream
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 68
Boi-oi-oi-ing!
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Tommy Boy
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
Stoic Tree Arete
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Breathless Arete
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 60
Modern Trad
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Flyin' High
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Golden Flake
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Do I Make You Horny?
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 57
Sons of Liberty
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Forces of Nature
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 26
Freedom Fighter
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
High Expectations
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Whiz Bang
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 33
Pie in the Sky
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Living the Dream First Cliff
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Boi-oi-oi-ing! Orange Pillar
 68
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Tommy Boy Orange Pillar
 37
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Stoic Tree Arete First Cliff, Left Tower.
 35
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Breathless Arete First Cliff
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Modern Trad First Cliff
 60
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flyin' High First Cliff
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Golden Flake First Cliff
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Do I Make You Horny? Orange Pillar
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Sons of Liberty First Cliff
 57
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Forces of Nature First Cliff
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Freedom Fighter First Cliff
 26
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
High Expectations Orange Pillar
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Whiz Bang First Cliff
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Pie in the Sky First Cliff
 33
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
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