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Areas in Sad Boulders

Birth of the Cool Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Brown Slab 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Central Joyless Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Death Star Cave 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Dragon Cave 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Eastern Rim 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Humpty Dumpty Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Ice Caves 0 / 0 / 0 / 28 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 28
Ice Caves, Outer Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Kindergarten Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Kung-Fu Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Los Locos Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Misery Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Molly Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Pow Pow Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Prozac Nation Bluffs 0 / 0 / 0 / 32 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 32
Rio's Crack Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Sad Parrot Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 24 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 24
Strength in Numbers Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 4,196 ft
GPS: 37.418, -118.433 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 69,554 total · 540/month
Shared By: Tim Steele on Nov 24, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Access Issue: Read the BLM Sad Boulders page before you visit. Details

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 V6 - V10 range than the neighboring Happy Boulders, though some easier classics, such as China Doll (V0) and 'Still Life' (V3) 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.

Sad Boulders. from the top of the approach looking back towards the parking area.

202 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sad Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 116
China Doll
Boulder
V2 5+
 39
Prozac Nation
Boulder
V4 6B
 37
Mothership Connection
Boulder
V4 6B
 100
The Fang
Boulder
V4 6B
 33
Whiskey, Beer and Splif Hits for Brea…
Boulder
V5 6C
 46
Fueled By Hate
Boulder
V5 6C
 90
Strength in Numbers (Original SIN)
Boulder
V5 6C
 56
Chizam
Boulder
V5 6C
 116
Molly
Boulder
V5 6C
 46
Anti-Hero
Boulder
V6 7A
 34
Rio's Crack
Boulder
V6 7A
 37
French Press
Boulder
V7 7A+
 13
Lawnmower Man
Boulder
V7 7A+
 10
Los Locos
Boulder
V8 7B
 37
Pow Pow
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
China Doll Molly Area
 116
V0 4 Boulder
Prozac Nation Prozac Nation B… > Prozac Nation Boulder
 39
V2 5+ Boulder
Mothership Connection Ice Caves
 37
V4 6B Boulder
The Fang Sad Parrot Area > Bird Cage Boulder
 100
V4 6B Boulder
Whiskey, Beer and Splif Hit… Kindergarten Area > Rim Job Boulder
 33
V4 6B Boulder
Fueled By Hate Ice Caves
 46
V5 6C Boulder
Strength in Numbers (Origin… Strength in Numbers Area
 90
V5 6C Boulder
Chizam Ice Caves
 56
V5 6C Boulder
Molly Molly Area
 116
V5 6C Boulder
Anti-Hero Death Star Cave
 46
V5 6C Boulder
Rio's Crack Rio's Crack Area
 34
V6 7A Boulder
French Press Misery Area > Misery Cave
 37
V6 7A Boulder
Lawnmower Man Los Locos Area
 13
V7 7A+ Boulder
Los Locos Los Locos Area
 10
V7 7A+ Boulder
Pow Pow Pow Pow Area > Pow Pow Alcove
 37
V8 7B Boulder
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GhaMby Eagan   Heaven
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. Apr 2, 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. Jun 14, 2012

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