Skip to Content

Bishop's Balcony - A1

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
Premier Sponsor:
Aid
Fixed; bring a few sawed angles and circleheads
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty A1
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

This route ascends the nearly horizontal roof that is above the Bishop's Terrace. It's quite obvious from the road. A perfect (well, at one time...) splitter crack goes right through the middle of the roof, taking a direct line to the lip. Either climb the corner leading to the right (East) edge of the Terrace (5.5) or do the Bishop's Terrace Route (5.8). The second pitch goes up a pillar, then out the roof crack. About twenty or thirty feet above the lip, there's a small ledge. You can rap down to the Terrace, then rap from bolts at its East end. This is a good place to practice roof aid.

Submitted by: apollodorus on 2002-07-09
Views: 1246
Route ID: 20358

4 Ascents Recorded

GoRecord an ascent

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Jarred8715 on 2009-11-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars wow

Cam hook will actually work in the roof... very erie feeling but you do what you can.

Added: 2009-11-24

Ratings
  Difficulty A1
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Jarred8715 on 2009-11-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars wow

Cam hook will actually work in the roof... very erie feeling but you do what you can.

Added: 2009-11-24

Ratings
  Difficulty
Flash Flash ascent by: okinawatricam on 1991-01-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Good place to get some aid done. Normally noone on it

Added: 1991-01-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: apollodorus on 1991-01-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I did this route on a rainy day in September 1983. The free-solo up the wet 5.5 corner was WAY spooky. I rope soloed the roof pitch, then cleaned it on rappel.

Witnessed by: A bunch of gawking tourists
Added: 1991-01-01