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Routes in Hurd Lake

Boz Boz Slab V5-6 6C+
Bros and Cons V0+ 4+
Crown, The V1 5 R
Deciever (High Stand), The V5 6C
Deciever , The V7-8 7B
Groove Train V0 4
Heavenly War Path V3+ 6A+ PG13
Hibbity Dibbity V6 7A PG13
Ice Troll V4 6B
Illmatic V6 7A
Indigo V-easy 3
Jah Pull Up V2+ 5+
Just Keep Swimming V6 7A
Lean On Me V2 5+
Lean On Me (Sit) V5 6C
Long Dong Silva V1 5
Neil Slab V-easy 3
Obi Wan TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pepper Jelly V3 6A
Prince Albert V5 6C
Time Crunch V3 6A
Yoda TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Hurd Lake is a beautiful place to climb and enjoy some gorgeous alpine. Granite is amazing and there's multiple choice climbs to be had! Some of the more obvious lines have been done by locals over the years but many new first ascents have gone up and there are plenty to be had.

Getting There [Edit]

Hurd Lake is a jewel of the canyon, one that is rarely visited, in spite of its proximity to the South Lake Trail Head. At a leisurely pace, it takes me about 40 minutes (1.3 miles) to hike to Hurd Lake.
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Drive 168 past the Buttermilks heading towards South Lake. Make a left turn at the South Lake exit and drive all the way to the South Lake parking Lot. Hurd Lake is accessed by following the (Bishop Pass Trail Head) as it winds along the East shore of South Lake. You will hit a sign that welcomes you to the John Muir Wilderness. The trail will turn south-east and you will come to a trail junction. To the right is the Treasure Lake Trail and to the left is the Bishop Pass Trail. Go toward Bishop Pass. You will pass a sign reading (Lake Mary Louise) you are getting close! Once you hit Hurd Lake you will notice a long granite wall to your right. There is a climbers trail down to Hurd lake that splits(right) and heads down the hill, take that! Or fallow the granite on your right downhill and you will also find the boulders.

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On a historical note, Bishop locals have been bouldering here intermittently for quite a few years. Many of the obvious lines have been done. Jan 9, 2018
Gunkswest   CA
...and a bunch of routes have been done here as well. Apr 18, 2018

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