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',14],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
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East Face Direct 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: High Sierra
: ... : Outguard Spire
This route is in Peter Croft's book, but I could not find anyone that had actually climbed it. There are rumors that it is dirty and loose. Peter rated it Good, but we found it better than good. This route is a lot of fun. There are multiple cruxes, with great climbing on every pitch. You will find a little bit of grit, and a little bit of loose stuff as you get higher up, but it is a very solid climb. The traversing nature of the climb does make it spooky in spots.P1 starts off the right ...[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