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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
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 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Strength in Numbers Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7

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.

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

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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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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