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Pocketopia Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 37.5917, -118.6328 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Nov 19, 2007
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Warming up at Pocketopia


Pocketopia is an ideal bouldering venue with generally flat landings and rock with an abundance of pockets.

Getting There 

On reaching Tom's Place on the 395 take the East turn and drive passed a few houses. After about 4 miles on this road you'll reach Crowley Lake Dam. Cross over the Dam and turning right head up the road (take care as the road narrows). Once at the top of the hill the road turns to dust. After 1.3 miles take the obvious right turn onto the 4S03. Follow this road for just over 3 miles, until you come to a steeper section of road with a switchback. The Pocketopia escarpment is on either side of you.

Continue on for 400 yards until possible to turn right onto a faint track - follow this for a further 1/2 mile until you can see the boulders.

Climbing Season

Weather station 17.9 miles from here

81 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',29],['1 Star',40],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pocketopia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pocketopia:
Everything and Nothing   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 15'   Central - Maximum Joy Area : Everything and Nothing Boul...
Goldenrod   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   North - Goldenrod Area : Goldenrod Boulder
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Everything and Nothing V5 6C PG13  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Everything and Nothing Boul...
Start down low at the horizontal crack. Stay clear of the boulder on the left, and make tricky moves out onto the steep wall. Make a long reach up to a good pocket and then finish directly over the nose.Spectacular....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Pocketopia Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Perfect Tuff at Pocketopia
Perfect Tuff at Pocketopia
Rock Climbing Photo: trippy
Rock Climbing Photo: Lots of pockets at Pocketopia. Photo by Blitzo.
Lots of pockets at Pocketopia. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: the hidden prow v3
the hidden prow v3
Rock Climbing Photo: climbing dink v3
climbing dink v3
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy makes the move
Andy makes the move
Rock Climbing Photo: Fingers in pockets at Pocketopia
Fingers in pockets at Pocketopia
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering at Pocketopia - despite the rain and sn...
Bouldering at Pocketopia - despite the rain and sn...

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By Mark Doliner
Aug 25, 2013
Some info about road conditions:
The dirt roads are decent. Four-wheel drive is definitely not necessary. There tends to be scruffy desert bushes between the mild tire ruts. High ground clearance vehicles will have no problems. For vehicles with medium to low clearance, brush will scrape against the bottom. I felt comfortable driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla, where it's old enough that I'm not too concerned about scrapes on the front bumper. Low ground clearance vehicles could probably make it ok... just depends on how comfortable you are scraping against scruffy bushes. I would maybe be worried about setting off airbags.

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