Sad Boulders Rock Climbing
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Eric Wolff gives Los Locos a go. Photo: Sulli
Bishop Tuff boulders like the Happy Boulders, but can be cooler in spots due to the narrow, catacomb-like channels and caves. The area has a dense collection of problems, but caters more to climbers in the V6 - V10 range than the neighboring Happy Boulders, though some easier classics, such as China Doll
(V0) and 'Still Life' (V3) do exist. * * * * * STAY OFF THE PLANTS * * * * *
From Bishop take road 6 North. Left on Five Bridges Road. Left again on Chalk Bluff Road. Park in pullout on your left after about a mile. The Sads can also be approached from Casa Diablo Road, but the parking lot at the top of the canyon is small and parking off road is highly discouraged by the BLM.
Sad Boulders. from the top of the approach looking back towards the parking area.
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
196 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',55],['2 Stars',75],['1 Star',54],['Bomb',3]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sad Boulders
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sad Boulders:
Featured Route For Sad Boulders
Anti-Hero V5 6C California
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Death Star Cave
Classic moves: start with your ass way down in the dirt, left hand absurdly low on the arete and right on a good sidepull or undercling. Power out the steep overhang with positive flakes, underclings, kneebars, toehooks, and brute force to slopey-ish holds at the lip, then find the good flake out left to top out easily. This would for sure get four stars except for the extreme dab potential on the rock a few inches below your rear. And it'll probably feel easy at the grade if you do a lot of pul...[more] Browse More Classics in California
back of the sads near the ice caves
Sad Boulders. from the top of the approach lookin...
By GhaMby Eagan
Apr 2, 2012
BLM would prefer if NOONE used the upper parking lot. I would rather hike in from the bottom since it is faster than the drive around and less wear on my car.
Jun 14, 2012
yeah, i hate pulling up at the bottom thinking no one is out in the sad's, then see tons of people and realize they all come in from the top. fooey.