Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/Sad Boulders) Climbing
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DescriptionJust north of Bishop the floor of the Owens Valley rises abruptly forming a 300 foot-high volcanic plateau that runs for miles from east to west, stretching north to the higher Sherwin Plateau. Along the southern tip numerous canyons and washes containing thousands of boulders can be found slicing into and through the plateau - including the two that make up the Happy and Sad bouldering areas. Dozens of other rises and rock bands are scattered throughtout to quench the explorer's thirst.
Pack out ALL trash, control your dogs, and avoid ALL plants and vegetation! They are disappearing rapidly in these areas due to heavy foot traffic! Please let them grow.
Avoid ALL physical contact with Petroglyphs
This area is often referred to as 'The Mesa' to locals...
Getting ThereFrom US 395 in Bishop, take US 6 north out of town towards Benton/Chalfant/Tonopah. After 1.3 miles, turn left on Five Bridges Rd. Follow this down the straightaway around the left-hand curve, past the Aggregate Plant to a 4-way intersection where the pavement turns to dirt. Take a left on Chalk Bluff Rd. for the Happy and Sad Boulders.
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Classic Climbing Routes at Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/Sad Boulders)
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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