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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 37.5917, -118.6328 View Map  Incorrect?
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Pocketopia is an ideal bouldering venue with generally flat landings and rock with an abundance of pockets.

Getting There 

On reaching Tom's Place on the 395 take the East turn and drive passed a few houses. After about 4 miles on this road you'll reach Crowley Lake Dam. Cross over the Dam and turning right head up the road (take care as the road narrows). Once at the top of the hill the road turns to dust. After 1.3 miles take the obvious right turn onto the 4S03. Follow this road for just over 3 miles, until you come to a steeper section of road with a switchback. The Pocketopia escarpment is on either side of you.

Continue on for 400 yards until possible to turn right onto a faint track - follow this for a further 1/2 mile until you can see the boulders.

Climbing Season

Weather station 17.9 miles from here

77 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',37],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pocketopia:
Everything and Nothing   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 15'   Central - Maximum Joy Area : Everything and Nothing Boul...
Goldenrod   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   North - Goldenrod Boulder
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Featured Route For Pocketopia
Moving up to the small pockets on Goldenrod, V6

Goldenrod V5 6C  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : North - Goldenrod Boulder
The perfect line. Start on pockets and follow the golden streak through a small square inclusion, and some smaller pockets up high. Go direct to finish and not toward the flake to the right. This is my vote for the best of its grade on Bishop Tuff, and possibly the best line on tuff on the Plateau. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Pocketopia Slideshow Add Photo
Perfect Tuff at Pocketopia
Perfect Tuff at Pocketopia
climbing dink v3
climbing dink v3
Fingers in pockets at Pocketopia
Fingers in pockets at Pocketopia
Bouldering at Pocketopia - despite the rain and sn...
Bouldering at Pocketopia - despite the rain and sn...
Lots of pockets at Pocketopia. Photo by Blitzo.
Lots of pockets at Pocketopia. Photo by Blitzo.
the hidden prow v3
the hidden prow v3
Andy makes the move
Andy makes the move

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By Mark Doliner
Aug 25, 2013
Some info about road conditions:
The dirt roads are decent. Four-wheel drive is definitely not necessary. There tends to be scruffy desert bushes between the mild tire ruts. High ground clearance vehicles will have no problems. For vehicles with medium to low clearance, brush will scrape against the bottom. I felt comfortable driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla, where it's old enough that I'm not too concerned about scrapes on the front bumper. Low ground clearance vehicles could probably make it ok... just depends on how comfortable you are scraping against scruffy bushes. I would maybe be worried about setting off airbags.
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