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YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: toddgordon Gordon on May 11, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: The start of Bish has a pin down low. Good pro bef...



Another awesome climb; Bish starts at the SUMMIT of Lubricated Goat. From the top of L.G., hike right about 50' and you will see a dike which traverses to the right across the large formation with Emotional Rescue, even crossing that route at one point. Traverse past a FP, many bolts, and after crossing 2 crack systems, you will come to a double bolt belay stance, which is the end of pitch one.

Pitch two, steps back into an easy wide crack which is just left of the belay, and climbs about 40 feet to the top, where there is another 2 bolt belay. Make a short rap from here, and you are at the start again of Bish. Then rap down Lubricated Goat, and remember; YOU CANNOT RAP LUBRICATED GOAT IN ONE RAP. EITHER BRING TWO ROPES, OR RAP TO A BIG FLAKE IN A GULLY, AND DO ONE MORE SHORT RAP TO THE GROUND, OR DOWN-CLIMB THE LAST BIT TO THE GROUND. DO NOT RAP OFF THE ENDS OF YOUR ROPE. Some people rap straight down from the belay at the end of the traverse. This works too.....


Starts up high, and cross the climb Emotional Rescue, on a formation about 5 to 10 min. past Barker Dam (look to the left).


Lots of Quick draws for the FP and the bolts (maybe 10 or so).

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tim Pinar on the exciting and awesome climb Bish.
Tim Pinar on the exciting and awesome climb Bish.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rhesa Ashbacher on Bish.
Rhesa Ashbacher on Bish.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bish
Rock Climbing Photo: The wonderful climb Bish.
The wonderful climb Bish.

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By Randy
May 14, 2010

A single rope rap from Lubricated Goat leads to an easy (Class 4) and short down climb.

From the top of Lubricated Goat, it is more like 50+ feet right and a bit up to reach the gully where Bish starts.
By Schook
From: las vegas
Apr 3, 2011

Totally Cool. Do Lubricated Goat first for an epically fun time!
By Richard Shore
Mar 26, 2012

Bolted anchor at the top of P2 needs rap rings/chains. Some nasty tat slings hanging up there, bring some replacement webbing if you go. P2 is 4th class.

Another excellent climb with wicked exposure, and a good counter-point to the sharp dime-edge crimps on Lubricated Goat. Bish is all feet.
By Phil Esra
Feb 9, 2014

(Edited) There are no bolts on p2, so don't try to spot them from the p1 belay. We just rapped from the end of p1 (a 70m was plenty). Feels a litle exposed, loose, and scary before the first pin. After that it's fun, fun, fun. Glad it's filed under "trad" here--definitely some exposure throughout the route, especially without the big cam. A 5.9 leader looking for a "sport" climb would be terrified, I think. The little brother of I Can't Believe It's a Girdle--easier, shorter, and better protected, but a damn lot of fun. An absolute classic for the grade.

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