Incredible Hulk Positive Vibrations

Bridgeport, California

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Information about the Incredible Hulk has long been closely guarded by the local climbing community, and this has led to some confusion. The top of the Hulk lies well below the ridge crest, and the summit was not climbed until 1970. Bob Harrington described his first view of the Incredible Hulk in the fall of 1976. “Wheeler had already been there, having climbed the ‘Macedonian Route’ with Dave Bircheff in July. Dale Bard, Mike Farrell and Bob Locke had climbed ‘Yggdrasil’ the year before, and Dale was being so transparently secretive about the place, I wanted to have a look. Turning the corner, my jaw dropped. It’s about 1,200 feet high, and has a classic pyramidal shape. We returned a few weeks later, and climbed the ‘Polish Route’ on the left side of the face.”
Climbing California's High Sierra

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Climbing California's High Sierra

by John Moynier & Claude Fiddler (Falcon Guides)

Information about the Incredible Hulk has long been closely guarded by the local climbing community, and this has led to some confusion. The top of the Hulk lies well below the ridge crest, and the summit was not climbed until 1970. Bob Harrington described his first view of the Incredible Hulk in the fall of 1976. “Wheeler had already been there, having climbed the ‘Macedonian Route’ with Dave Bircheff in July. Dale Bard, Mike Farrell and Bob Locke had climbed ‘Yggdrasil’ the year before, and Dale was being so transparently secretive about the place, I wanted to have a look. Turning the corner, my jaw dropped. It’s about 1,200 feet high, and has a classic pyramidal shape. We returned a few weeks later, and climbed the ‘Polish Route’ on the left side of the face.”

©  John Moynier & Claude Fiddler/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Climbing
Nearby City: Bridgeport
Class: Class 5.9 and above
Local Contacts: Yosemite National Park; Inyo National Forest, John Muir Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Matterhorn Peak, Buckeye Ridge
Grade: Grade V
Driving Directions: Directions to Incredible Hulk: Positive Vibrations

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May 2018