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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
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 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
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 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
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
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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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Description

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.

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Getting There

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.

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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
China Doll
Boulder
V2 5+
Prozac Nation
Boulder
V4 6B
Mothership Connection
Boulder
V4 6B
The Fang
Boulder
V4 6B
Whiskey, Beer and Splif Hits for Brea…
Boulder
V5 6C
Fueled By Hate
Boulder
V5 6C
Strength in Numbers (Original SIN)
Boulder
V5 6C
Chizam
Boulder
V5 6C
Molly
Boulder
V5 6C
Anti-Hero
Boulder
V6 7A
French Press
Boulder
V6+ 7A
Rio's Crack
Boulder
V7 7A+
Lawnmower Man
Boulder
V7 7A+
Los Locos
Boulder
V8 7B
Pow Pow
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
China Doll Molly Area V0 4 Boulder
Prozac Nation Prozac Nation Bluffs > Prozac Nation Boulder V2 5+ Boulder
Mothership Connection Ice Caves V4 6B Boulder
The Fang Sad Parrot Area > Bird Cage Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Whiskey, Beer and Splif Hit… Kindergarten Area > Rim Job Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Fueled By Hate Ice Caves V5 6C Boulder
Strength in Numbers (Origin… Strength in Numbers Area V5 6C Boulder
Chizam Ice Caves V5 6C Boulder
Molly Molly Area V5 6C Boulder
Anti-Hero Death Star Cave V5 6C Boulder
French Press Misery Area > Misery Cave V6 7A Boulder
Rio's Crack Rio's Crack Area V6+ 7A Boulder
Lawnmower Man Los Locos Area V7 7A+ Boulder
Los Locos Los Locos Area V7 7A+ Boulder
Pow Pow Pow Pow Area > Pow Pow Alcove V8 7B Boulder
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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
GhaMby Eagan
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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

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