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Type: Trad, Sport, Aid, 70 ft
FA: John Knight, Kelly Farris, Bryan Caroll, Mark Sensenbach - Winter 2011
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Shared By: John Knight on Oct 7, 2011
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Bishop Peak's best aid route? Maybe Bishop Peak's only aid route. Bring your aid tools and don't forget a hook. To reduce rope drag, set up an interim anchor at the edge of the lowest roof. Clip into the anchor, then pull the rope through the draws and drop it back down to your belayer. Enjoy the exposure as you weight your aiders and lean back behind you to clip the first bolt on the upper roof. It's a real "pucker"!

More info. here:


Start in the lowest cave and work your way upside down out the first roof.


Draws, slings, hooks. You'll figure it out when you get there.


Tim Maas
Isla Vista, California
Tim Maas   Isla Vista, California
Gave it four stars because it doesn't deserve the one star it has. It's great for practicing cleaning on overhang and a spectacular view. You can't take a bad fall at any point and it's great for learning. Two bolt anchor on the diving board. Think it deserves two/three stars. Feb 24, 2017
Ken Klis
Ken Klis  
FA was Ed Keefe back around 1990.

He borrowed my bolt kit for this and I should not of lent it out. Bolt ladders are not very useful 40 feet off the ground -- these are more appropriate for connecting major features on say a 2000' wall or such.

Weird when you see an FA claimed 20+ years after the FA.

The bolt ladders at Cerro Cabrillo (#3) detract much without any worthy benefit too. Sep 20, 2012
John Knight  
Great video Aaron. Thanks for posting. I couldn't help but see those bolts and think, "Hey, I recognize that bolt!"

Looks like that sling in the middle's getting a bit manky. Only a matter of time before some budding aid climber clips into it and goes, "I think this will hold. Oh, shhhhiiiii-----------!!!!!!"

Also, I see the rivet hanger has disappeared. All the better. I'm tempted to pull out a few of those good bolts and replace them with old, 1/4" buttonheads and Leeper Hangers. If a few hangers disappeared that would make it even better. Just a few, don't strip them all!

Jul 24, 2012
adam winslow
Fort Collins, CO
adam winslow   Fort Collins, CO
The picture doesn't show how overhanging this route really is!
This route is great for practicing steep aid, cleaning and free hanging jugging. With a load of aid and free gear the hike took us an hour at a relaxed pace. Lots of poison oak after the left turn at the bench by the false summit. Jul 23, 2012