• Activities:

    Chillin, Camping, Photography, Hiking, Rock Climbing

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Spring, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    0.5 Miles

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Dog Friendly
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Scenic

A scenic drive through the Pacific Northwest leads to a world class bouldering destination amongst the Sierra Nevadas. Add cheap camping and short approaches to the boulders and you have one epic road trip.

Starting in Seattle, the drive south to Bishop takes around 16 hours. Camping at Crater Lake is reccommended on the way there to split up the drive. When in Bishop, the most economical camping option with garbage, recycling and a toilet is The Pit. This campground is just off the 395 and only a 10 minute drive to the nearest bouldering area.

A 20 minute drive to the Buttermilks gives you a great introduction to the variety of bouldering Bishop has to offer. 50+ foot tall boulders litter a picturesque hillside and amongst them are some of the all-time classic problems in California.

Also not to be missed are the Happy and Sad Boulders. The volcanic tablelands are home to a totally different style of bouldering than the Buttermilks. It is exactly this diversity that makes Bishop a destination for climbers of all skill levels and experience.

Rest days can be filled with hiking, slack-lining, and hot spring chilling in the surrounding areas.

Pack List

"* Camping Gear* Crashpads, Chalk and Climbing Shoes* Headlamp* Lantern* As much Water as you can carry* Camera"

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