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rob_runkle


Sep 24, 2003, 12:28 PM
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Bishop's Peak PEAK..  (North_America: United_States: California: Central_California_Coast: Bishop_s_Peak)
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Hey all...

The true summit of Bishop's Peak is more than just a walk up, that's for sure. The last 30 feet up to the true high point is pretty intense.

I was wondering if anybody has any info on this last 30 feet of climb to the true peak.

What is the rock called?

Is the slab-side a 5+?

I've made the hike twice now. The first time I didn't have the right shoes to even think about going up the slab to the high point.

The second time, I brought my rock climbing shoes. I was able to climb the slab-side to the top, unroped. This was really exhilerating.

RoB


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Sep 24, 2003, 12:39 PM
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Hmmm, Rob . . . are you actually a climber? Before I was a climber, I'd still rock up that summit. It can't be more than a class four move to shimmy on to the top. My dog did it.

The name is: Summit Block. Surprise.

Unless you are talking about the spire that sticks out with the metal thingy on it. Then I have no idea what that is. When I get my SLO guide back I think I'll be of more help.

Next week it is high time that I hop back on P Wall. Oh yes.


rob_runkle


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> Hmmm, Rob . . . are you actually a climber? Before I was a climber, I'd
> still rock up that summit. It can't be more than a class four move to
> shimmy on to the top. My dog did it.
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> The name is: Summit Block. Surprise.

Oh yeah! I got on top of this and every other point, easily, even with trail runners only. Class 3, I'm sure. Only thing that might make it class 4 might be trying to avoid the poison oak.

> Unless you are talking about the spire that sticks out with the metal
> thingy on it. Then I have no idea what that is. When I get my SLO guide
> back I think I'll be of more help.

Yup! This is what I'm talking about. This is for sure a few feet higher than summit rock. That is why I called it the "true high point!"

And for sure it is more than class 4.

Rob


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Looks like it is Flint's Stone, 5.12TR


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You think?

Their are bolts on the opposite side. The bolt side is vertical, and looks tough, so I can see it being 5.12.

But, I can't see the slab being 5.12.

Maybe it's not rated?

RoB


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There are a couple bolted routes on the middle summit block. At least there were the last time I was there which was probably around 1996. Malnourished is to the left and Meltdown is to the right. Ryan Bello put them up probably in the early 90's. Meltdown I think went at .11+ but a hold may have broken making it harder. Malnourished was a project and I don't know if it ever went. Probably in the .12's though.

As for the original question about the slab... I have no idea. I never actually climbed it myself.


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