Type: Boulder, 14 ft
FA: Jason Jackson (December 1, 1999) named it "The Ruckus". Greg Haverstock also claimed the FA (date unknown) and named it "Seven Spanish Angels."
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Shared By: Tim Steele on Nov 28, 2007
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A must do! One of the best in Bishop. Climb the knobs and dyno for the tea-cup hueco at the lip.




it would definitely be advisable to try and get to this thing either early in the morning or on a fairly chilly day. once the sun hits the two pinches near the top become pretty awful Aug 3, 2009
Jan Tarculas
Riverside, Ca
Jan Tarculas   Riverside, Ca
I agree to the comment above. Drove straight to this problem this passed Monday to try to send, but once the sun came over the horizon and started beaming on the holds, it just kept getting greasy and greasy. Hopefully I will get the send next visit. Dec 14, 2010
Late in the afternoon the thing is shady too. Don't miss it! Dec 22, 2010
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
Trevor V.
Santa Barbara, Ca
Trevor V.   Santa Barbara, Ca
mirko caballero added a sit to this which goes at 8a. Mar 3, 2013
Super fun!!!

If this is at your limit, you should hit it up on a cold windy day as that will make the crux feel a LOT more secure.

The jug IS huge. Aug 11, 2013
Matt Haig
Bishop, California
Matt Haig   Bishop, California
Spencer Hemstreet
San Francisco, California
Spencer Hemstreet   San Francisco, California
I hit this every night for 3 days till i finally sent it. Once its in the shade, get on it. i wouldnt climb this in the morning, unless you enjoy racing the sun Mar 23, 2014
Mel Rivera sending 7 Spanish Angels during our night session in the Buttermilks
youtube.com/watch?v=64ojlBc… Apr 28, 2016
Caliza Rodriguez  
A beautiful climb, and in regards to the grade, the V-scale is such an arbitrary measurement. Someone will always think something's easy and something's hard. It's all relative. Just enjoy the climb.

youtube.com/watch?v=OW4jdTG… Dec 26, 2016
When i was trying this thing for the first time in 2006 my buddy Chaz said, "I'm not giving you any beta, you'll thank me later." He was right. For me, part of the fun in bouldering is unlocking the sequence. Do what you like, but i recommend not watching the videos above. Apr 28, 2017
Jeremy Tremblay  
I almost gave up and then before I knew it I had the last hold in my hand. Felt so good can't wait to do it again. Even the whales came out to celebrate!

youtube.com/watch?v=x4H2BV_… Feb 16, 2018
Noah Scalero 1
Chicago, IL
Noah Scalero 1   Chicago, IL
Tried the dyno variation for several sessions before switching to the gaston beta. Both are amazing, albeit totally different in regards to the style of climbing. A must do for the Bishop area - one of the best climbs I've done anywhere! Mar 4, 2018
John Flanagan
Los Angeles, CA
John Flanagan   Los Angeles, CA
maybe the most solid climb movement/aesthetics wise I've ever done. one of my favorites in Bishop, right next to High Plains Drifter Mar 12, 2018
I contend that I, Jason Jackson, did the first ascent of this boulder, and named it “The Ruckus” on December 1, 1999 as this is logged in my trip journal that year. Myself, Victor Copeland and Dustin Sabo had been hanging out in Bishop all fall and casually trying this problem amongst so many others. At the time it was known to be a unsent project with a working project name of “Mr Long Arm” as I recall. Anyway, myself and Vic did an ascent back to back, then went to see a Kevin Thaw slide show in Mammoth. The name “The Ruckus” comes WuTang Clan lyrics as well as from a party we threw out in buttermilk country a few days later, called “Ruckus Rhythmatic Mayhem.” FA or not, still one of my favorite boulders of all time. Oct 6, 2018
Ashley Swenson
Pasadena, CA
Ashley Swenson   Pasadena, CA