Elevation: 10,400 ft
GPS: 37.192, -118.644 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andy Bennett on Sep 11, 2008
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Permit required for overnight camping. Details

Description

The boulders along the upper Sabrina Basin trails in the John Muir Wilderness offer quality problems on excellent granite: great cracks, chicken-head tufts, crimpers, slopers and aretes abound. Of course the Sierras are full of areas like this, and Bishop's treasures are right next-door, so this addition is mainly just an excuse to bring those climbing shoes along if you're going to these amazing lakes for some scenery or fishing (both superb) or making your way up to the peaks of the Evolution group (really, really superb!).

Getting There

Park at the "official" parking area at the end of the Sabrina Basin road (to Buttermilks). Hike ~4 miles into the upper basin. From Blue Lake: take the fork towards Donkey Lake to find more crack and high-ball problems; take the right fork towards Midnight Lake for more overhung, low-ball, and traversing terrain. The rock along the trails is just the tip-of-the-berg as many problems lay tucked away above your path. Please RESPECT this wilderness, it receives a lot of traffic: please don't use chalk, don't trample fragile alpine vegetation, and Leave No Trace.

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