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Pollen Grains / Lidija Boulders Rock Climbing 

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The Pollen Grains are a collection of boulders that lie on the backside of the Buttermilks Main area, to the north. They see less traffic due to the extra 10 minutes that it takes to drive there, but there are some fantastic lines ranging from moderate (Jedi Mind Tricks at V4) to extreme (Spectre at V13).

The density of the problems is not as great as Buttermilks Main, but if you want an escape from the crowds and find some fresh problems it is worth exploring.

Getting There 

Drive through the main Buttermilk parking lot and continue along the dirt road. Pass over the cattle guard and head North towards the Get Carter Boulder. Once you pass the 'Get Carter' area head right at the fork and travel uphill approximately 1/3 of a mile to the obvious parking area.

From the parking area head South uphill along the trail until you reach a ridge/plateau. You should be able to see the gigantic 'Spectre Boulder' ahead and to the right; uphill from that is the 'Beehive Boulder', and the rest of the area including the 'Honey Boulder' and 'Jedi Mind Tricks' is slightly downhill and to the left.

Driving time is around 5 minutes from the 'Buttermilks Main' parking lot, and the hike is approximately 10 minutes, depending on where your destination is.

Rock Climbing Photo: The 'Pollen Grains/Lidija Boulders'
The 'Pollen Grains/Lidija Boulders'

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pollen Grains / Lidija Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pollen Grains / Lidija Boulders:
Original Line   V0 4     Boulder, 35'   Lidija / Pollen Grain Bould...
Hunting Dog   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Lidija / Pollen Grain Bould...
Timothy Leary Presents...   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   The Hive Boulder
Wanderlust   V2 5+     Boulder   Lidija / Pollen Grain Bould...
Cover Me With Flowers   V2 5+     Boulder   Honey Boulder
Scooped Face   V2-3 5+ R     Boulder, 25'   Apiary Area : Honey Bear Bong Boulder
Bee Sneeze   V3 6A PG13     Boulder, 20'   Apiary Area : Apiary Boulder
Lidija's Mouth   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Lidija / Pollen Grain Bould...
Follow The Pollen Path   V4- 6B     Boulder, 15'   Beekeeper Boulder
Beekeeping for Profit & Pleasure   V4 6B     Boulder, 25'   Beekeeper Boulder
Jedi Mind Tricks   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 25'   Jedi Boulder
Suspended in Silence   V5 6C R     Boulder, 40'   Lidija / Pollen Grain Bould...
The Beekeeper's Apprentice   V5 6C     Boulder, 25'   Beekeeper Boulder
The Beekeeper   V6 7A R     Boulder, 40'   Beekeeper Boulder
Drone Militia   V6 7A     Boulder, 30'   Lidija / Pollen Grain Bould...
Mesothelioma   V7 7A+ R     Boulder, 25'   Beekeeper Boulder
Cindy Swank   V7 7A+     Boulder   Honey Boulder
Finders Fee   V9 7C     Boulder   Honey Boulder
Swanky Sit   V9 7C     Boulder   Honey Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Cleaning Golden Shower.  Photo:  E. Williams.

Golden Shower V10 7C+ California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Beekeeper Boulder
There are two cruxes on Golden Shower. The first is down low and the second is up high. The rock is a bit sharp (especially one left hand crimp on the arete) and the landing is a bit jagged so bring lots of pads and friends. One of the proudest lines in Bishop.Beta: (let's see if I can remember this right) begin in the shallow hueco and move up to a good edge with the right hand. Then shift feet and bust out left to the arete and get a decent sloper. Shift feet and bump up to the aforemen...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Pollen Grains / Lidija Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: John Bachar Memorial
John Bachar Memorial
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim Leary Presents
Tim Leary Presents
Rock Climbing Photo: Lidija Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Lidija Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The 'Pollen Grains/Lidija Boulders'
The 'Pollen Grains/Lidija Boulders'
Rock Climbing Photo: Lidija Painkiher. Photo by Blitzo.
Lidija Painkiher. Photo by Blitzo.

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By AWinters
From: NH
Apr 17, 2009
I think the Pollen Grains have some of the nicest, proudest, and most beautiful boulders in the 'Milks. Lot's of high and scary stuff!
By Tommy Klinefelter
Apr 27, 2009
Original name for this area was The Lidja Boulders. Renamed by visiting guidebook author.
By Fat Dad
From: Los Angeles, CA
Jan 10, 2011
I'm assuming they were named for/by Lidja Painhiker (sp?).
By Blitzo
Mar 10, 2011
That would be Lidija Painkiher.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lidija Painkiher bouldering at Toulumne Meadows. P...
Lidija Painkiher bouldering at Toulumne Meadows.
Photo by Blitzo.

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