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  • Grade context: US
  • Approach time: 1 min
  • Photos: 23
  • Ascents: 25

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Summary

A 1.5 mile stretch of nice granite boulders and outcrops at 6000' altitude, right beside hwy 88.

Description

The highest quality, most concentrated area of problems is at 'The Pinnacle' at the eastern end, but there are scattered problems throughout the zone.

Be aware that there are a lot of mountain lions in this part of the Sierra, so best not to be here alone, or around dawn or dusk (when they're more active). It's no coincidence that Cat, Panther and Tiger Creeks are all nearby natural features...

Access issues

Located within Eldorado National Forest, so no restrictions on climbing.

Approach

Park right beside the boulders on forestry road 8N37, or (early season) carefully park in one of the few turnouts along this stretch of highway 88 (making sure your car is well off the road) and walk up the hill.

For 'The Pinnacle' it's better to come in from the forestry building end of 8N37, opposite and just downhill from Ellis Rd.

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