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Spectre Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 37.3381, -118.5712 View Map  Incorrect?
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Spectre Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.


An ominous boulder that overhangs on all sides. This gigantic boulder is home to one of Bishop's finest difficult problems. The Spectre's roof remains in the shade for most of the day and is a fine place to put your extreme deadpointing skills to the test.

Getting There 

From the Pollen Grain parking area walk up the trail and follow it as it curves slightly to the right once gaining the ridge/plateau. The Spectre is one of the first problems that becomes visible just to the right of the trail. The obvious roof faces the trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: 'Spectre', chalk line center

Spectre V13 8B  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Spectre Boulder
This is a classic testpiece that was established by Dave Graham. I found this to be one of the most striking lines in Bishop-- it climbs directly out of a steep roof on just a few well-spaced holds.At first glance it honestly doesn't look as hard as some other problems of the grade. 'The Buttermilker' for instance, seems like a much more improbable line than 'The Spectre'. Once you pull off the ground though, the magnitude of the moves hits you. The tension required to keep your feet on is e...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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