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BETA PHOTO: This is the southern face of the Potato.


Here's an oft overlooked little gem in the dense forest on the Felsman Loop. Why is it overlooked? Well . . . if you boulder, it's fairly highball and difficult. And if you top rope? Well, there's a couple bolts sporadically placed, but if *you* are comfortable with a single bolt as your anchor and a smallish boulder backing you up, be my guest. Perhaps one of our brethren with drill and bolts in hand will decide that Erik Erikson's solos are worthy of the rest of us.

Getting There 

Hike up the main trail to Bishop peak. Go past the other boulders along the trail (Chlorissa and Pete) and when you get past the fence, hang a right on Felsman Loop trail. You'll go up a bit, and then down, and once you get into the forest section, start looking right, you'll see it. This area is so forgotten there is no climber trail to the rock, but the area around it is well worn.

Climbing Season

For the * Bishop Peak Bouldering area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

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Dyno-saur V4 6B  CA : Central Coast : ... : The Potato
This route starts on the eastern face of the boulder and is probably the steepest route on Potato. It's namesake comes from the first move at the start, in which you start on a nasty side pull and dyno up to a bomber hold with your right hand. After the first ten feet of pumpy moves, the rest of the climb is real technical, with tiny ledges and crimpers. Also this rock is really sharp, so be prepared for some sensitive/bloody fingers after climbing this....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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This is the northern face of the Potato.
BETA PHOTO: This is the northern face of the Potato.
This is the southwestern face of the Potato.
BETA PHOTO: This is the southwestern face of the Potato.
This is the eastern face of the Potato.
BETA PHOTO: This is the eastern face of the Potato.
This is the western face of the Potato.
BETA PHOTO: This is the western face of the Potato.

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By John Knight
Apr 8, 2011
Check out Austin Moore's Bishop Peak Bouldering Guide for more info. on Bouldering at BP (hosted by Central Coast Climbing). Tom Slater's Central Coast Climbs Guide has info. for the Potato as well.

There are also several interesting climbs/bouldering moves on the taller, downhill side that are not in either guide. Anyone name these yet?
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