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Roadside Boulders  


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Description 

The Roadsides comprise a small bouldering area on the upper part of the Tablelands. Parking is extremely limited. Please use existing pullouts to prevent damage to the desert vegetation. I should not have to say this but I will, do not climb on the petroglyphs. There are no restroom facilities.

You won't find a lot of highballs here and most of the existing problems are on the easy end of the bouldering spectrum. The rock texture/quality is similar to the Happies & Sads with a variety of hold ranging from crimps to pockets to slopers, at times a bit sharp.

Getting There 

From downtown Bishop follow 395 (Main Street) north to Highway 6 toward Chalfant/Tonopah. This is the intersection near the Vons where 395 goes left and Highway 6 continues straight. Continue on 6, making a right on Five Bridges Rd (~1.8 mi). After the vermiculite plant the road veers left joining Jean Blanc. You will reach an obvious intersection with Chalk Bluff Rd (the road to reach the Happies/Sads), Casa Diablo, and Fish Slough. Take Casa Diablo (dirt) uphill. Look for an unsigned road on your right just after it levels out. If you hit the road to the upper Sads lot you've gone too far. The Roadsides road is rocky at the beginning, crossing some tuff slabs. I took my old Mini out here once, but it helps to have more clearance. Drive to the end of the road where there's a pullout for 3-5 cars.

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Weather station 3.6 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',8],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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routes on the front side of the unnamed boulder 1

Unnamed Route 1a V2 5+  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Unnamed Boulders 1 and 2
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one of the fun, less vertical problems
one of the fun, less vertical problems
sunny Feb day at the Roadsides
sunny Feb day at the Roadsides
crimps and pockets
crimps and pockets
Another Roadside problem...
Another Roadside problem...

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