Elevation: 10,954 ft
GPS: 37.178, -118.57 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard Shore on Jul 25, 2018
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Billy's Pillar is the prominent, crack-laden orange and white tower visible high on the hillside above South Lake. There are at least 5 moderate routes which ascend the main face of the pillar, a 5.10 on the left wall of the pillar, and two other routes on the adjacent walls to the left. More information can be found in the 1988 Bartlett/Allen Guide, Rock Climbs of the Sierra Eastside

Getting There

Drive up Hwy 168 from Bishop to South Lake. Cross the dam and head more or less straight up hill, then traversing right along the base of the cliffs to the pillar. The approach is a little brushy at the start, then a bit loose as it ascends rubble-strewn gullies through the many class-3 clifflets. Allow 45 min to 1 hour.

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