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Routes in The Bishop

Bishop Crack T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Bishop Offwidth T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bishop's Condrum (submitted as Psycho Physics) T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Craftwork T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ellingwood Chimney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Flounder T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown Handcrack - AKA The Right Splitter T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Type: Trad, 90 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown to me
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Shared By: Tony B on Jun 4, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details


On the East Face of the Biship, near the right-hand edge is a crack system starting from atop a large boulder at the base. This is visible as route #4 in the attached picture, not #5 as mis-stated in the text of the photo. (#5 is grouper- not that there is no Route #4 listed or pictured)

The route climbs up and right in a flaring wide crack for a few meters, then cuts sharply up and left out of a bulge/small roof formed by a huge hanging flake. This is done on a finger and hand crack. This short section is the crux, particularly getting up into the splitter hand crack above. There is good gear there, which is good, because I saw that climb spit off a few 5.11 leaders (who had just on-sighted a 5.11b). Continue climbing on good moves and good gear to a belay stance and anchor.

If desired, continue climbing the OW 2nd pitch to the top of the rock. I can not further elaborate on that since I did not do it, but am hoping that someone will submit a 2nd pitch description as a "correction" to replace this paragraph.

The center anchor needs some old crap removed and a second new piece installed, but I did not have enough to finish the job. The upper left bolt also needs to be replaced someday... it's pretty bad and getting worse.


For the first pitch (crux, 5.10c), a single set of nuts and a single set of cams to 3inches. A larger cam can be placed up top for the faint of heart. There is an anchor on 2 bolts (1 good, 1 bad) that can serve as a rap or belay to the right of the ledge.The second pitch is WIDE WIDE (5.9), and you can take up whatever looks like it may fit.



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