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Elevation: 1,546 ft 471 m
GPS: 35.3026, -120.697
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Shared By: Kristin McNamara Horowitz on Jan 11, 2004 · Updates
Admins: andy patterson, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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As you drive into San Luis Obispo from Highway 101, Highway 1, what have you, you'll be struck by the volcanic peak with the big "P" painted and running down the side of the face. You can't miss it. This is the most popular local cragging spot in the county. You'll find bouldering, sport, trad, mixed, you name it. “California Central Coast Climbs: San Luis Obispo” is the local guidebook and available at local stores. Mountain Project fills in the new routes not in the guide and has great additional information.

Being an extinct volcanic plug and one of the nine sisters: Morro Rock,  Black Hill, Cabrillo Peak, Hollister Peak, Cerro Romauldo, Chumash Peak, Bishop Peak, Cerro San Luis, and Islay Hill - You'll find the rock very uniformly featured, some crack, mostly face, a lot of slab. Close to town (five minute drive), Cal Poly, and everything you'll ever need, this is the sure-fire classic spot to get your fix.

Great little hiking spot, too. Take the Felsman Loop around from Patricia's entrance and then go up to the top after finishing that trail. Nice, long, and perty.

Getting There Suggest change

From Highway 101, take the Highway 1 exit (North toward Hearst Castle). You'll find yourself on a large street, Santa Rosa. Follow this street north about 1.5 miles until you get to Highland Drive (right across from the entrance to Cal Poly). Take a left. Follow Highland Drive west about 1 mile or so (bear left) until it ends at a cul-de-sac. Park on the street. A well-marked trail will be visible. Please be courteous of neighbors, as it is a residential area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bishop Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 79
Mushy
Boulder
V4 6B
 30
Peanuts
Boulder
V5 6C
 20
Pete's Problem
Boulder
V5 6C
 44
Mushy SDS
Boulder
V6 7A
 26
Slot
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 76
Shadow
Sport, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 122
P-Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 87
Civilized Evil
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
Epidural
Trad, Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Senior Moment
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 141
Camel
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 95
Only Way To Fly
Sport, TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 71
Llama
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 58
Western Airlines
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 5
Mickey B Way
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mushy Bishop Peak Bo… > Chlorissa
 79
V3 6A Boulder
Peanuts Bishop Peak Bo… > Boulder In The Woods
 30
V4 6B Boulder
Pete's Problem Bishop Peak Bo… > Pete
 20
V5 6C Boulder
Mushy SDS Bishop Peak Bo… > Chlorissa
 44
V5 6C Boulder
Slot Bishop Peak Bo… > Hummingbird Boulders
 26
V6 7A Boulder
Shadow Shadow Rock
 76
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Sport, TR
P-Crack P-Wall
 122
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Civilized Evil Cracked Wall
 87
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Epidural P-Wall
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport, TR
Senior Moment P-Wall
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Camel Cracked Wall
 141
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Only Way To Fly Cracked Wall
 95
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Llama Cracked Wall
 71
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Western Airlines Cracked Wall
 58
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mickey B Way True Summit Block
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad
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