Bishop Area Climbing
Google Map · Climbing Area Map
|Page Views:||5,926,825 total · 31,339/month|
|Shared By:||Euan Cameron on Nov 18, 2007 · Updates|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Bishop is blessed with perfect climbing conditions. Not only is the climate perfect for climbing with only 6" average annual rainfall, and over 300 days of sunshine, the crags and boulders that surround the town are world-class.
The Owens River Gorge (ORG) has hundreds of top quality sport routes, and the Happy and Buttermilks bouldering venues both have world class problems. Each of the areas have distinct characteristics, the ORG has long pumpy routes, the Happy Boulders have fun boulders that suit strong fingers and flexibility, while the Buttermilks offer fine technical challenges that reward good technique and hard callouses in one of the most scenic settings in the country.
There are many more areas than these mentioned to go climb at - just as well the weather won't let you down - 'cause you'll be busy.
In the summer months when the valley is hot there are always the higher elevations of the Mammoth and June areas no further than 1 hour away, or you can cool off with a float down the Owens River, just east of Bishop.
Need a guidebook? See here mountainproject.com/books/1…
Tape? Chalk? Check out Wilson's Eastside Sports on Main St., downtown Bishop for all your outdoorsy needs.
Unknown climber getting to grips with the last hold before the throw on Stained Glass
Bishop is located on US 395, about 4 hours North of Los Angeles and about 4 hours South of Reno.
Fly into the Bishop Airport and be climbing in no time! United Express began service to BIH in December 2021. Currently flights are available seasonally - daily direct flights from Denver and San Francisco from mid-December through March and six day/week flights to San Francisco from mid-June through Labor Day. Service will likely expand to year round flights in the coming years.
It is a trek no matter where you come from, but one well worth making.
Camping out at The Pit. Can't say I've been to many campgrounds with better scenery than this one.
Classic Climbing Routes at Bishop Area
Days w Precip
All Photos Within Bishop AreaMost Popular · Newest · Random
More About Bishop AreaPrinter-Friendly