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Elevation: 4,196 ft 1,279 m
GPS: 37.41759, -118.43276
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Shared By: Tim Steele on Nov 24, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Warning Access Issue: Read the BLM Sad Boulders page before you visit. DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

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 V5 - V10 range than the neighboring Happy Boulders, although some easier classics such as China Doll (V0), Big Slab (V0), Prozac Nation (V2), Humpty Dumpty (V3), Still Life (V3), and Professional Widow (V4) do exist.

Read more at the BLM Sad Boulders page.

* * * * * STAY OFF THE PLANTS * * * * *

Getting There Suggest change

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.

235 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sad Boulders

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V0 4
 270
China Doll
Boulder
V4 6B
 13
Professional Widow
Boulder
V4 6B
 6
Cream Horn
Boulder
V4 6B
 83
Mothership Connection
Boulder
V4 6B
 279
The Fang
Boulder
V4 6B
 74
Whiskey, Beer and Spliff Hits fo…
Boulder
V5 6C
 182
Strength in Numbers (Original SIN)
Boulder
V5 6C
 227
Molly
Boulder
V5 6C
 92
Anti-Hero
Boulder
V6 7A
 59
Rio's Crack
Boulder
V6 7A
 95
French Press
Boulder
V7 7A+
 17
Lawnmower Man
Boulder
V7 7A+
 12
Los Locos
Boulder
V8 7B
 70
Pow Pow
Boulder
V9 7C
 22
Slunk
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
China Doll Molly Area
 270
V0 4 Boulder
Professional Widow Kindergarten Area > Tim's Highball Boulder
 13
V4 6B Boulder
Cream Horn Ice Caves
 6
V4 6B Boulder
Mothership Connection Ice Caves
 83
V4 6B Boulder
The Fang Sad Parrot Area > Bird Cage Boulder
 279
V4 6B Boulder
Whiskey, Beer and Spliff Hi… Kindergarten Area > Rim Job Boulder
 74
V4 6B Boulder
Strength in Numbers (Origin… Strength in Num… > Strength in Numbers
 182
V5 6C Boulder
Molly Molly Area
 227
V5 6C Boulder
Anti-Hero Death Star Cave
 92
V5 6C Boulder
Rio's Crack Rio's Crack Area
 59
V6 7A Boulder
French Press Misery Area > Misery Cave
 95
V6 7A Boulder
Lawnmower Man Los Locos Area
 17
V7 7A+ Boulder
Los Locos Los Locos Area
 12
V7 7A+ Boulder
Pow Pow Pow Pow Area > Pow Pow Alcove
 70
V8 7B Boulder
Slunk Kindergarten Area > Slunk Boulder
 22
V9 7C Boulder
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