Boulderer Boulder Gulch Boulders


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Fun bouldering at the Boulder Gulch Campground on Lake Isabella.

Boulders at Boulder Gulch, Lake Isabella
  • Climb: Bouldering
  • Difficulty: V0-V10, & 5.2-5.10
  • Season: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Elevation: 2600 ft
  • Approach: Short & easy
  • Land: Sequoia National Forest
  • Where:Boulder Gulch Campground
  • Town: Lake Isabella/Wofford Heights
  • Map: Kern River Sierra Outdoor Rec Map
  • Note: Numerous routes featured in guide by Mickey Dunagan, "Climbing and Boudering Guide to the Lower Kern Canyon."
  • Nearby: French Gulch, Keyesville


Boulder Gulch

With a name like that, there has to be some fun bouldering around! Indeed, there are several good boulders conveniently located in and around the campround.

Boulding and Climbing at Boulder Gulch Campground

Boulder Gulch Campground

A couple views of the central campground boulders.

Look for other popular boulders just beyond the campsites on the lake side. The rocks extend toward the lake and on the rolling hills.

There are a few problems and a good 5.10 finger crack up the hill on the west side of the road.

Boulder Gulch Bouldering by Lake Isabella


Boulder Gulch Bouldering Rocks


Boulder Gulch boulders


Bouldering Boulder Gulch Campground by Wofford Heights


Boulder Gulch Campground Bouldering

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How to find it

From Kernville, drive south to Wofford Heights and continue on the 155 toward Lake Isabella. After passing Sawmill Road, Boulder Gulch Campground is on the left at the bottom of the grade.

From the town of Lake Isabella, take Highway 155 around the west side of Lake Isabella for 4 miles to the campground entrance on the right.


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