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Elevation: 10,600 ft
GPS: 37.4631, -118.7459
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Shared By: Greg Barnes on Dec 12, 2006 · Updates
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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 Suggest change

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
 46
Living the Dream
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 114
Boi-oi-oi-ing!
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Tommy Boy
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 51
Stoic Tree Arete
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 118
Modern Trad
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Flyin' High
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 42
Golden Flake
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Do I Make You Horny?
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 95
Sons of Liberty
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
What'shisface
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 54
Freedom Fighter
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 23
High Expectations
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 59
Pie in the Sky
Trad 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 13
Grey Ghost
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Amnesiac Arete
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Living the Dream First Cliff
 46
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Boi-oi-oi-ing! Orange Pillar
 114
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Tommy Boy Orange Pillar
 57
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Stoic Tree Arete First Cliff, Left Tower.
 51
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Modern Trad First Cliff
 118
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flyin' High First Cliff
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Golden Flake First Cliff
 42
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Do I Make You Horny? Orange Pillar
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Sons of Liberty First Cliff
 95
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
What'shisface First Cliff, Right Tower
 22
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Freedom Fighter First Cliff
 54
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
High Expectations Orange Pillar
 23
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Pie in the Sky First Cliff
 59
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Grey Ghost First Cliff
 13
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Amnesiac Arete First Cliff
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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