Is Bishop Camping Held Hostage by the Feds?

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ruppell

climber
Oct 5, 2013 - 01:46am PT
With the shenanigans in DC going on right now, it seems like half of the climbers in the western states converged on Bishop today

Yep. Temps have been pretty good to so that didn't hurt the choice much. Todd can you verify that the Pit is closed? I'll drive by tommorrow to check. It sucks if it is. Lots of fine memories from that crap hole of a campground.
Todd Townsend

Social climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 5, 2013 - 01:54am PT
Word on the street is that the pit and horton creek are closed, as are all of the forest service campgrounds. Brown's town (shudder), millpond, pleasant valley, and keough's should all still be open. Sounds like the 'milks are pretty packed right now...
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Oct 5, 2013 - 02:35am PT
Can somebody in SF or the east bay store this guys wall gear for him??
I'd do it if I still lived in Oakland.

If you could condense your stuff down to a backpack or less, buy a friggen bus ticket and get the hell outta town.

There is a lot of climbing around Bishop, but you need a car to get to any of it.
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2013 - 02:57am PT
Can somebody in SF or the east bay store this guys wall gear for him??
I'd do it if I still lived in Oakland.

If you could condense your stuff down to a backpack or less, buy a friggen bus ticket and get the hell outta town.

There is a lot of climbing around Bishop, but you need a car to get to any of it.

Yesterday I shipped home 40some pounds of wall gear, ledge, pins, etc., etc. Gone. My load is lightened (I push the gear envelope of the man-on-foot paradigm) however, I still have a ton of gear: rack, camping gear to take me to zero if need be, some art stuff. Two big ass packs + food + H20.

Anywayz, I got a ride out of SF to Yos or Lee Vining tomorrow. Once I'm out on the road I'm not that concerned as I can hitchhike.

There's two options for me: a dedicated partner in whose car I travel and/or dig-in at a local basecamp style, hitch in for resupplying, etc. Not every destination by nature of the terrain and social scene is conducive to the latter.

I'm psyched on leaving SF!
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 5, 2013 - 10:20am PT
There's plenty of free camping around here, getting in and out of town will require hitching, but plenty there are plenty of people who head up to the buttermilk country daily.

Blacksheep cafe is the place to find others and rides. It's near Wilson's.

I'll climb at the buttermilks Sunday morning and Tuesday evening, but I bet you catch the required rides before then.

sealeman

Boulder climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Oct 5, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
Go camp out by the Buttermilks. There are plenty of random dirt trails to camp off and no one should give you a hard time.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Oct 5, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Get thee out of California . . . lots of other superior places to be.

Credit: Kalimon
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 5, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Just set up ur portaledge on grandpa Peabody boulder & watch where u sh#t on the eastside, that goes for all the wall weenies that have been banished to the boulders for the first time.

Have fun!
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