|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a [details]|
|FA:||Bill Wright and Mark Oveson|
|Submitted By:||Mark Oveson on Aug 26, 2005|
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By D Sharp
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 5, 2013
rating: Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
The Bishop is a fun tower to climb on the traverse, both my partner and I soloed it without much trouble, and we aren't the dare-devil type.
Just in case someone is confused about the topo - as I was: the picture is taken from the W side of the tower (the "back side"), with the dots indicating the route being hidden by the rock on the E side.
Also, while most of the traverse could arguably be called clean and solid (for Alpine), the Bishop was remarkably loose at the top. Didn't seem like there were any safe rappel options from the summit. (With that said, we removed some tat wedged under a heavy albeit loose flake at the base of the flake). Downclimbing is probably the way to go.