02 - The Sawtooth Ridge Rock Climbing
The top 2/3 of Incredible Hulk, as seen near the e...
The Sawtooth Ridge area is the northern limit of the true High Sierra (it's in the Hoover Wilderness
, which has been separated in MP for convenience). Nationally renowned for high country rock climbs being developed on Incredible Hulk
, which appear in most recent years' American Alpine Journals, within sight of the popular hiking and climbing destination of Matterhorn Peak
. Wild mountain play of all difficulties between may be had here.
Many start their treks from Horse Creek, or two other nearby trailheads , making Annett's Mono Village a popular, but not free, base of operations (see their wesbite
for the latest details; it recently costed $10 to park at the marina there).
The Hoover Wilderness lies on the east slopes of Sawtooth Ridge, so overnight stays starting here require permits; see the website
for information, or to reserve one in advance. Yosemite National Parks begins on the west slopes. Day trips into the protected areas from here are free. Further reading: A Climbers Guide to the High Sierra (1954)
From the town of Bridgeport on highway 395, turn south onto Twin Lakes Road, which winds south and west into the Sierra Nevada. This ends at Anett's Mono Village Resort. From here, the exact trail to take depends on your destination.
Weather station 11.1 miles from here
32 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
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Sunspot Dihedral 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c California
: High Sierra
: ... : Incredible Hulk
Sunspot Dihedral is another spectacular climb on the Sierra's best chunk of rock: the Incredible Hulk. P1&2 Same as Positve Vibrations. These pitches can be linked with a 70m rope or a 60 and some easy simuling. 5.10cP3 Follow the leftmost crack off the big ledge. This is the same as P.V. until just after the roof, where PV goes right and Sunspot goes straight up. Build a belay just below the next set of roofs (up and left). A short pitch, 5.9.P4 Go up and left under the roofs, some wild undercl...[more] Browse More Classics in California
By Stas Yurkevich
From: San Francisco, California
Jul 5, 2016
The Buckeye Hot spring is short drive and highly recommended after climbing