02 - The Sawtooth Ridge Rock Climbing
Justin Dubois at the crux.
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',14],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge:
Featured Route For 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge
Tradewinds 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA
: High Sierra
: ... : Incredible Hulk
Tradewinds is a stellar route on the Incredible Hulk, located between Positive Vibrations and Red Dihedral. The climbing is steep, clean, and sustained, just about as good as alpine climbing gets!The route starts in an obvious straight-in corner about 40' to the right of the "Triangular Recess" (Positive Vibes starts on the left side of the triangle). P1 Climb the corner past 2 bolts (11a). Just when it looks like it's gonna get really thin, step left to a great belay stance with 2 bolts. 100'P2...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By Stas Yurkevich
From: San Francisco, California
Jul 5, 2016
The Buckeye Hot spring is short drive and highly recommended after climbing