Elevation: 10,352 ft
GPS: 37.155, -118.563 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Luke Kinney on Jun 21, 2017 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Hurd Lake is a beautiful place to climb and enjoy some gorgeous alpine. The rock is amazing and there's multiple choice climbs to be had, a great place for intermediate to expert climbers. 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. If you put up a new line please reach out so I can update the page. 

Getting There

Hurd Lake is a jewel of the canyon, one that is rarely visited, in spite of its proximity to the South Lake TrailHead. 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 TrailHead) as it winds along the East shore of South Lake. You'll hit a sign that welcomes you to the John Muir Wilderness. The trail will turn south-east and you'll 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'll pass a sign reading (Lake Mary Louise) you are getting close! Once you hit Hurd Lake you'll notice a long granite wall to your right, which is also a great warm up area with some moderate face climbing. Follow the granite on your right downhill and you'll see the boulder field. 

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