Big Sleep Area Rock Climbing
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The trails to main areas from the campground are pretty established, but getting between areas can often be a bushwhack.
== Camping ==
See "getting there" description. There is a very large area to camp here just before the end of the road. Could easily accommodate 100 people, but you'll often see less than 10. There are no facilities, water can be found to filter in the stream towards Big Sleep but there is no real trail to it and it might be dry later in the season. Bring your own food and water, pack out trash and poop and leave no trace.
As of August 2020, typical road access following Mammoth Pools Road and 7S02 are open again - see two paragraphs down. Whiskey Snowmobile Trails Road is still possible as an access and downloadable as an off-line map for the truly gps-dependent. Requires Subaru Outback/AWD or better. Whiskey Snowmobile Trails Road may find you stymied by herds of free-ranging cows. Honk at them to make them move out of your way.
As of June 2019, driving access via Mammoth Pools Road is not possible. The dirt road (7S02) is blocked by fallen trees 2 miles after leaving Minarets Road (4S81). Whiskey Snowmobile Area is the best access road.
Typically, the easiest way to get to Big Sleep main camping area following Mammoth Pools Road (also known as Minarets Road and Rd. 225, most often signed as "Rd. 225") from North Fork. Then 23 miles later take a left on 7S02 Forest Road about 1 mile past well-signed Rock Creek Campground. Then for about 8 miles to 7S02M which takes you onto a big slab. This is the main camping area, drive off the road and set up camp. (37.335361, -119.420861)
Don't be confused with Milky Way area which has a turn off about 7 miles down 7S02 from the intersection.
7S02 was a pretty good dirt road and 7S02M is a little worse but something a normal car can handle (2018). There is evidence of many downed trees across the road that have been cut by jeepers or climbers on the way here.
Classic Climbing Routes at Big Sleep Area
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