Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/Sad Boulders) Rock Climbing
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Description: Blitzo. What else is there to say? ...
Just north of Bishop the floor of the Owens Valley rises abruptly forming a 300 foot-high volcanic plateau that runs for miles from east to west, stretching north to the higher Sherwin Plateau. Along the southern tip numerous canyons and washes containing thousands of boulders can be found slicing into and through the plateau - including the two that make up the Happy and Sad bouldering areas. Dozens of other rises and rock bands are scattered throughtout to quench the explorer's thirst. Pack out ALL trash, control your dogs, and avoid ALL plants and vegetation! They are disappearing rapidly in these areas due to heavy foot traffic! Please let them grow.
Avoid ALL physical contact with Petroglyphs
This area is often referred to as 'The Mesa' to locals...
Looking down from the Sads towards Bishop.
From US 395 in Bishop, take US 6 north out of town towards Benton/Chalfant/Tonopah. After 1.3 miles, turn left on Five Bridges Rd. Follow this down the straightaway around the left-hand curve, past the Aggregate Plant to a 4-way intersection where the pavement turns to dirt. Take a left on Chalk Bluff Rd. for the Happy and Sad Boulders.
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Weather station 3.6 miles from here
680 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',29],['3 Stars',186],['2 Stars',259],['1 Star',185],['Bomb',6]
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Featured Route For Volcanic Tablelands (Happy/Sad Boulders)
The Hulk V6 7A California
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Happy Boulder
Classic!On the steep South face of the 'Happy Boulder', sit-start down and right on a juggy shelf. Steep moves lead to a left hand pinch and right hand sidepull/undercling. Make a big move up and left to the big block just below the lip (the "Boss" hold). From here, finish either up and left or up and right, same difficulty....[more] Browse More Classics in California