Climbing, Bouldering and Mountaineering

People from around the world come to Inyo County to find themselves between a rock and a hard place. The diverse rock formations of the Eastern Sierra provide ample opportunities for exciting year-round rock climbing and bouldering. The Gorge, Buttermilks, Alabama Hills, and Happy and Sad Boulders of Volcanic Tablelands are a just a few of the world’s renowned sport climbing areas that you’ll find in Inyo County.

    1. Buttermilk Boulders, west of Bishop
    2. Happy and Sad Boulders, north of Bishop
    3. Bishop Creek Recreation Area, Bishop
    4. Owens River Gorge, north of Bishop
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