All Locations > California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Buttermilk Country > Buttermilks Main > Mandala/Pope's Prow Boulder
Avg: 3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Boulder, 20 ft|
|FA:||Chris Sharma, c. 2000|
|Page Views:||8,175 total, 62/month|
|Shared By:||Tim Steele on Jan 13, 2007|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis world renown problem was first climbed by Chris Sharma in the Spring of 2000, and fittingly, it represents the litmus test for the boulderer of the new millennium. The problem was originally a project tried by many strong climbers of the last decade or so, and it now stands as rite of passage for the new generation of boulderers.
As a few holds have broken since Sharmas ascent, the climb has become a tad harder and a new sequence has been developed. In the fall of 2002, during the Petzl Roc Trip, Tony Lamiche grabbed the coveted first ascent of the sit down start (dubbed The Mandalion,) that checks in at V13/14, making it one of the harder testpieces in Bishop.