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FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 6, 2015 - 11:41am PT
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Mar 6, 2015 - 02:42pm PT
Now THAT is a pithy trip report for a cross-country adventure.

Either that or it's a proof of life photo as part of a K&R negotiation?
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2015 - 07:09pm PT
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2015 - 06:26pm PT
Darn picture does not show it, but this is a immature Bald Eagle on the south side of town. I've been seeing two adults for the last few month - then this young one - hope they start breeding here.
And yes rare sighting E-Kat.
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Mar 9, 2015 - 08:02pm PT
Actually not entirely rare. Been watching this guy for over a year now. Circled me while fly fishing on the river the last three days. Watched him catch a thermal for like 20 minutes the other day. He go got so high I just couldn't see it anymore. Bunch of Avocets flying WAY above him today. Good stuff!! A breeding pair would be WAY cool.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 9, 2015 - 08:19pm PT
Ekat...fear not ..there's a bald nesting above crystal crag lodge this winter..heard it chirping a week ago .watched him this fall , through binos , perched on a stump tearing a coot apart...the bald was watching us , got nervous , and flew off with the coot....rj
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Mar 10, 2015 - 09:05am PT
I've also seen a pair out at Hot Creek hatchery this winter. It appeared as if a sub-adult was hanging about as well.
10b4me

Social climber
Mar 10, 2015 - 09:22am PT
Don't they hang out at Crowley Lake?
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Mar 10, 2015 - 11:42am PT
2 summers ago there was a pair nesting above Saddlebag Creek below Sawmill Campground. There are usually a pair at June Lake. I've seen them on Hot Creek in the winter for many years now.
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Mar 10, 2015 - 12:18pm PT
Yes,the one(s) at Hot Creek have been there for multiple seasons. The one that appears to be a big male we've even affectionately named "Melvin". The one down here on the LO we've named "Owen". When deciding where to to fish we've been saying "well,should we hang with Melvin or Owen today?"

Yes...We are dorks. ;-)
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2015 - 04:36pm PT
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
May 6, 2015 - 06:43pm PT
ruppell

climber
May 6, 2015 - 06:55pm PT
Nice Mr. E

The double rainbow is more common in this valley than any other place I've ever visited. The first time I saw one here I was stoked. Now, unless it's a triple or quadruple, meah. :)
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 7, 2015 - 09:35am PT
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 11, 2015 - 10:01am PT
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 11, 2015 - 10:42am PT
I love Bishop.

Eastside rulez!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 11, 2015 - 11:06am PT
Hanging out at Schat's Bakery is always fun.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2015 - 01:10pm PT
Well at least you are doing the right thing at Schat's, cause the food isn't all that good.
Mike next time you're going to be in town let me know, we'll eat our way through town.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 27, 2015 - 02:15pm PT
Heck ya Frumy!

I must be missing out, because we quite enjoy the sandwiches from schat's! Can't wait to find out where all the good grub is! :)
skitch

Gym climber
Bend Or
May 27, 2015 - 02:34pm PT
You're not, schats is fine.

There is also Great Basin bakery for baked goods and sandwiches and if you really like a ton of meat: mahogany smoked meats. The only other places I sometimes eat for dinner are the Thai restaurant in the airport, holy smoke BBQ, and the pizza place next to smart & final.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 27, 2015 - 06:29pm PT
What no mexican Skitch? Las Palmas was super good last time we were in town.

Relic enjoying his favorite marg.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 27, 2015 - 06:38pm PT
How bout this spot? Get your taxes done while you eat mexican food?

;)

MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
May 27, 2015 - 08:48pm PT
The wife trad leading today at Junk Food Wall, Benton Crags


Back-roads from Benton Crags:

skitch

Gym climber
Bend Or
May 27, 2015 - 09:07pm PT
Mike: you have obviously either never had good mex or you had a lot of margeritas.
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
May 27, 2015 - 09:17pm PT
Our favorite so far is carnitas at El Ranchito...
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
May 27, 2015 - 09:24pm PT
Get your taxes done while you eat mexican food?
... Proprieter just went down for tax fraud. LawL !
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
May 27, 2015 - 09:52pm PT
So Frumy and MrE are doing well in Bishop. Good to hear.

I'm going to need the food tour from a local some day. Whenever I eat there it seems there's no time and I wind up making a poor choice.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2015 - 11:49pm PT
Spider, anytime.
Big Mike that last place you are standing in front of is a BIG NO.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2015 - 03:29pm PT
It's raining, it's snowing on the Whites.
Bad Climber

climber
Jun 4, 2015 - 06:09pm PT
Damn you, Frumy, Mister E, and Muppet! Damn you. : )

BAd
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jun 4, 2015 - 06:13pm PT
I'm with you BAd. Damn them all and their little friends in Mammouth too.

And those people in Montucky; don't get me started.
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Jun 4, 2015 - 08:18pm PT
Took the doors and top off my jeep and the weather has been off and on stormy, all my fault. If I keep the doors off maybe it will keep storming and the drought will end !!
Bob Harrington

climber
Bishop, California
Jun 4, 2015 - 09:19pm PT
Keep those doors off F10...
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Jun 4, 2015 - 09:42pm PT
Pratt's Crack Canyon at 10:00 this morning:


Got spit on a bit all morning, but got out before the storm hit at 2PM.

There's a bunch of new moderates that are really excellent - the highlight being "Sub-Atomic"on Gecko Wall - a full-on 35-meter 5.10c that will test your range of skills.

Great job, Marty and Tai!

I had to borrow the Muppet's glasses for the few minutes the sun came out:

FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 9, 2015 - 09:22am PT
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2015 - 11:40am PT
Benton Crags was pert near perfect Sat.
10b4me

Social climber
Aug 4, 2015 - 12:31pm PT
OT, but I was up there three weeks ago. Seems like more businesses are closing shop in Independence, and Big Pine.
Mick Ryan

Trad climber
The Peaks
Aug 4, 2015 - 01:36pm PT
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Aug 4, 2015 - 02:04pm PT
Frumy, I sent you a pm a few weeks ago thru ST but I doubt it got thru. Check your spam folder?
Phyl
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Aug 4, 2015 - 02:31pm PT
Jeff proves he's an ass once again.


Block and Tackle will test ones skills for sure, hard and painful. The new 10c on the Gecko Wall sounds fun.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2015 - 04:15pm PT
Phylp, I didn't get it please try again.

Jeff what's you problem? If you think climbing 5.12 means anything you are wrong.

Being a good polite nice person does.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 4, 2015 - 05:33pm PT

One happy person.


another


more


its catching on


Bishop is Vacation Land USA

phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Aug 4, 2015 - 09:37pm PT
Ok Frumy I tried again...
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Aug 5, 2015 - 06:48am PT
This storm that tried to destroy Big Pine was obviously the fault of F-10 as well...


@ Frumy- going back a couple months- I'm glad you are backing me up on that bald eagle.. I saw it twice and people weren't believing me. It was diving/fishing in the canal a month ago and I saw it sitting on a wire right in the middle of town.


Edit to add- a true "test" of Medusa's "range of skills". I propose he attempt to shut off the flow of mindless spray from his brain to his mouth/fingers for once... But I doubt he's up to that particular challenge.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Aug 5, 2015 - 07:17am PT
Stating the obvious earns you NO brownie points^

Back to photos:
Patricia Bowl






MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Aug 5, 2015 - 08:33am PT
Morgan following the first pitch of our new 3-pitch mixed 5.10c at the project area in Pine Creek Canyon.

Bad Climber

climber
Aug 5, 2015 - 11:32am PT
Hey, E and Skip--great shotz! I think we close on our place in Bitchopistan next week.

BAd
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Aug 5, 2015 - 12:17pm PT
at the project area

What the heck is a project area?
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 5, 2015 - 02:04pm PT
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Aug 5, 2015 - 02:30pm PT
Sorry, folks woke sick, bad side today!!
Bad Climber

climber
Aug 5, 2015 - 04:45pm PT
Project area = secret until his routes are done. :)

BAd
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2015 - 08:48am PT
Project area = area where you are doing a project.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Aug 6, 2015 - 09:03am PT
We used to call them climbs. A project usually involved work around the house.
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Aug 6, 2015 - 09:37am PT
No secret.. we know where it is. Im sure it will be a good fun for all.


wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Aug 6, 2015 - 10:24am PT
Skip, Saw the bald eagle too. It was hanging out on top of a pole out by the dump. I took a picture and have to dig it up. Glad to have the Bishop thread back.
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Aug 6, 2015 - 11:01am PT
Psyched you are closing on your place, BAd!

Sunset from the back patio last night:


Edit: Mr. FRUMY and BAd are in the ball-park, it is a newly developed area that has multiple projects. They are not "climbs" to us until the FA.
Bad Climber

climber
Aug 6, 2015 - 11:03am PT
@Mr. Frumy:

Daaayaum, dat's sweet sunset action right there. We'll be driving through later today on the way up to Clark. It's my first time on the stone since April. I think I've finally recovered enough to get back in the game, at least up to the 5.9 level. We'll keep it mellow and start building--again.

Cain't wait till we gots our own little slice of heaven. I'll buy you a brew when we finally get settled.

BAd

Ok, E.--Yours is great, too! I know, we owe you and Skip a meal. No way you're getting out of that one. Heh.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2015 - 11:55am PT
Bad i'm going to L.A. today but will be back tomorrow. Hopefully Guyman will be up this weekend. I think we are headed to Benton Crags. look forward to meeting up with you.
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Aug 6, 2015 - 08:40pm PT

I think we are headed to Benton Crags. look forward to meeting up with you.

Locals only, Braj? ;)


http://www.mountainproject.com/v/locals-only/105881512
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Aug 8, 2015 - 02:23pm PT
I'm wondering if anyone is around on the morning of August 15 to shuttle my wife and I from south lake to north lake for a backpack/climbing trip. I'd be happy to reimburse for time and gas.

thanks you lucky ducks to get to live in paradise. :)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Aug 8, 2015 - 03:59pm PT
Mike: you have obviously either never had good mex or you had a lot of margeritas.

I'm a frikin' canuck! I wouldn't know bad mexican food if it slapped me in the face! ;)

You mean there is better mexican food? Bring it on!


Hey Big Mike - Last time I was there, I sat in that very same chair.
Hope you are doing well.

Hi qitnl! I am doing amazingly well these days. Feeling free again is awesome. Physically, emotionally and spiritually.


Big Mike that last place you are standing in front of is a BIG NO.

Hahahaha! Ya! We figured that out. It was however the only place we could eat and get our leftovers wrapped up as a burrito to eat the next day... Lol!


My time in Bishop was not limited to searching out bad mexican food/ dutch bakeries..

I also saw lots of pretty boulders.





Waking up to this was pretty incredible.

Bad Climber

climber
Aug 10, 2015 - 06:12am PT
Hey, Big Mike--Those are great shotz! I luvs me some Canada, but, yeah, Mexi-chow ain't yer strong suit.

BAd
skitch

Gym climber
Bend Or
Aug 10, 2015 - 09:02am PT
Just an FYI: there is now a decent place to get mexi food, it's the market behind jc penny's. You may need a little Spanish skills, but it's my favorite type of Mexican food: cheap and delicious!
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2015 - 08:05pm PT
^^^^^^ Yep good things in there.
dme

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 10, 2015 - 08:20pm PT
Splitclimber,
I could probably shuttle you two.
Diane
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Aug 11, 2015 - 12:20pm PT
Hi Diane,
Sending you a PM.
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Aug 13, 2015 - 12:05pm PT
What is it with retired locals hanging around and watching you work?

Sheesh!






...













FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2015 - 01:35pm PT
There's lots of us old tired out Mules up here.

You are still too young & creative.
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Aug 15, 2015 - 12:07pm PT
C'mon, FRUMY - you're not exactly creaking around with an oxygen tank!

%^)

Had dinner with the BAds at their new place on the creek - sweet location!

Bad Climber

climber
Aug 15, 2015 - 01:47pm PT
Who's dat geek wit da meat? A man caint burn no burd wit out no paparazzi huntin' him down.

Great outing with Mr. E and the Maid!

BAd
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2015 - 09:33am PT
The smoke has lifted - I can breath.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2015 - 11:57am PT
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Sep 28, 2015 - 12:14pm PT
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Sep 28, 2015 - 12:25pm PT
^^^murder?^^^

The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Sep 28, 2015 - 12:30pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Elaborate... if you can.^^^^^^^^^^^^
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 28, 2015 - 12:57pm PT
A large group of crows are called a murder.
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Sep 28, 2015 - 01:16pm PT
The Chief- might have stolen the pic from you!!
Arrows were for FRUMY post from up thread...bad timing..lol
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Sep 28, 2015 - 01:20pm PT
Unless of course those are all ravens...
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Sep 28, 2015 - 01:47pm PT
Unless of course those are all ravens...

That would surely be an unkindness...
Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Sep 28, 2015 - 01:56pm PT
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Sep 28, 2015 - 03:12pm PT
Roger that... Rollover
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Sep 28, 2015 - 04:04pm PT
Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Sep 28, 2015 - 04:08pm PT
West Face there, 2nd pitch? Looks nice!
Check that-start of third
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Oct 6, 2015 - 03:24pm PT
Sunrise this morning sure was pretty.

Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Oct 6, 2015 - 04:15pm PT
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2015 - 04:34pm PT
What a beautiful day at the Milks.

Backs to broken to climb, but it was still a great day at the Milks.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2015 - 03:18pm PT
Beautiful day at the Milks.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Nov 19, 2015 - 03:56pm PT
Making me jealous....ARGHH!!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 19, 2015 - 04:00pm PT
Has gentrification taken hold there yet? Do I still have to bring my own coffee, pesto and aged gruyere?
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Nov 19, 2015 - 04:17pm PT
Do I still have to bring my own coffee, pesto and aged gruyere?

Yes... all of the Mule Skinner's have taken up the finer things in life, like Espresso, fine red wine and finger sandwiches, so the items you listed are in short supply in Bishop.


That town needs a Trader Joes.


So Mark, next time I go up, please dial in some good weather for me, OK?
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2015 - 05:13pm PT
Vitaliy - come on over, weather couldn't be better.

Jim - Paris - New York- London, a person needs those things to make it worth being there. This is Bishop we have everything you need.

Guy - I'm working on it. I did pretty good last time you were up.

Timid - good question. We were getting lots of chilies in our CSA veggie box, but thats over till next year.
Tadman

Mountain climber
CA
Nov 19, 2015 - 05:19pm PT
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Nov 19, 2015 - 05:25pm PT
lots of love for Bishop in all seasons






FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2015 - 05:32pm PT
Timid - after tons of research, done by "she who must be obeyed". Swabs high sierra chilenos are gone, they are now in Lodi.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 19, 2015 - 06:25pm PT
I can see the day when a Silicon Valley corporation, responding to the frantic competition to attract top employees, opens a campus in Bishop.....lot's of PHDs love an outdoor lifestyle.
The spillover will be enormous....look for a Whole Foods in Lone Pine before the end of the decade.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 19, 2015 - 06:36pm PT
We have a pub now & they actually like climbers.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 19, 2015 - 06:40pm PT
I'll drink to that....hey, I'll buy you one the next time I'm in town.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 19, 2015 - 06:40pm PT
They gotta have a real airport before all the real gentrification is gonna happen.
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Nov 19, 2015 - 09:39pm PT
My daily commute to the river. The traffic sucks....
john hansen

climber
Nov 19, 2015 - 09:47pm PT
Somebody's got to do it..
Bad Climber

climber
Nov 20, 2015 - 07:13am PT
Headed out to Pine Creek this morning. Gotta get to the routes while they're in the sun!

BAd
skitch

Gym climber
Bend Or
Nov 20, 2015 - 07:24am PT
Supposed to get into the low 70's the next 4 days! Of course it's supposed to be highs in the 40's next weekend.
10b4me

Mountain climber
Retired Climber
Nov 20, 2015 - 07:32am PT
Splitclimber, what canyon is that in your first picture?
Yafer

Trad climber
Chatsworth, California
Nov 20, 2015 - 07:32am PT
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Nov 20, 2015 - 07:38am PT
Spotted between bouldering and fly-fishing yesterday.
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Nov 20, 2015 - 10:03am PT
10b4me - lookers left Tungstar Bowl out of Pine Creek Canyon.
skitch

Gym climber
Bend Or
Nov 20, 2015 - 10:53am PT
Cheif, you fish a two handed sometimes. . . What size? I have a 7 wt 13' rod with a broken tip that I keep thinking about fixing, but that seems too big for the fish here, there's something about skagit casting I find fun, and I would live to have a reason to learn how to Spey. I was thinking the section of the Owens right above Pleasant Valley would be fun on a skagit setup.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2015 - 02:24pm PT
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Nov 20, 2015 - 02:44pm PT
Skitch..

I have the following three Skagit/Spey sticks:

Redington Dually 10.9 4wt (Which I sometimes use on both the Upper and Lower O and up High)

St. Croix Imperial 11 5wt (That I use up high in them High Eastern Sierra lakes)

Beulah Platinum 12.6 6wt (Big Water)


Hey Capt... you driving a White Honda St Wagon these days?
pyrosis

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 20, 2015 - 04:59pm PT
Hey! I saw that bald eagle the other day, out by the gravel quarry!
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Nov 20, 2015 - 05:59pm PT
Pyrosis-- Yeah, pretty cool.
Chief-- Negative on the Honda.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Nov 20, 2015 - 06:09pm PT
The Chief..That's one of my guys in the white honda...Didn't think you saw him...
Yafer

Trad climber
Chatsworth, California
Nov 21, 2015 - 10:35am PT
Yafer

Trad climber
Chatsworth, California
Nov 21, 2015 - 10:55am PT
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FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2015 - 01:53pm PT
Yafer

Trad climber
Chatsworth, California
Nov 21, 2015 - 06:45pm PT
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Yafer

Trad climber
Chatsworth, California
Nov 21, 2015 - 06:48pm PT
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Nov 21, 2015 - 06:52pm PT
Capt...


You been hitting the same locale as when I met ya this spring?



The Chief..That's one of my guys in the white honda...Didn't think you saw him...

Negative. There was a large herd of cows in that area. Maybe they gang... never mind.
Bad Climber

climber
Nov 21, 2015 - 07:30pm PT
Saw a pretty girl today with serious guns on her--awesome shoulders, too--at Manor Market. Gotta be a crag Betty.

Sorry, no pics.

BAd
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Nov 22, 2015 - 05:57am PT
The Chief- Yeah, I probably fish out there one or two times a week. I live right off E. Line though so this time of year I ride my bike down to the river off Line a lot.

Bad--'Tis the season!! Before moving here 17 years ago, Thxgiving was our bi-annual trip down from Bozeman. One trip right before the snow flew for real then another trip over spring break when the snow was about to end. I think a lot of folks are on that program.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 30, 2015 - 10:31am PT
The big boys stop their work on a v10 to watch this little girl do this no falls.
skitch

Gym climber
Bend Or
Nov 30, 2015 - 11:38am PT
Sweet, my wife told me she saw Keith giving his daughter a hip belay at the boulders yesterday!


I was busy getting skunked on the LO. . .again. . .I seined the river and found one very tiny mayfly nymph and 3 very very small water beatles. . .poor fishies must be starvin.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2015 - 09:28am PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 10, 2015 - 09:42am PT
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2015 - 04:25pm PT
Mammoth should be getting a bit.
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Dec 10, 2015 - 04:38pm PT
Oh it is, wind included.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2015 - 09:31am PT
We didn't get even a drop of rain.
Mt. Tom is stunning today.
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 11, 2015 - 11:39am PT
Heading there tomorrow! Can't wait, it's been awhile since I've been. So excited about majestic snowy mountains and some bouldering in the tablelands!
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2015 - 02:00pm PT
Well this being Bishop - the weather changed at about 12:30 heavy wind & then SNOW but it stopped about 10 minutes ago.

It's should be sunny tomorrow & Sunday.
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 11, 2015 - 02:15pm PT
How are the crowds? Still in full effect? I'm hoping it's not super rowdy but hey, making new friends is good!

Any restaurant recommendations? I'm all about the LOCALS' BETA!
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2015 - 02:26pm PT
Crowds have been large but polite.
Great Basin Bakery for Bagel & eggs or what ever in the morning.
The Village cafe is slow but good.
The Rambler Inn Pub for beer & dinner.
Sushi in very good.
The Upper Crust for Pizza or pasta.
La Palma for Mexican & good Margaritas.
Burger Barn for great burgers & smoothies.
Holly Smokes for BBQ.
Manor Market for beer & wine.
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Dec 11, 2015 - 02:30pm PT
Toms Place Cafe "SAT NIGHT $11.99 PRIME RIB" Night with all the fixings is worth the drive. Starts at 5PM.
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 11, 2015 - 02:50pm PT
Awesome, thanks everyone, that was mega helpful! The prime rib thing might have to happen.

RUSTY'S!!! They've got karaoke... I'm in!

I'll post pics!
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Dec 11, 2015 - 04:06pm PT
After the door SLAMMED shut on bouldering today, this was a decent option. Only two other people there for almost two hours.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Dec 11, 2015 - 04:24pm PT
The wading pool , at the far end of the pool under the roof , is a good place to soak in hot water and relax...
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Dec 11, 2015 - 06:27pm PT
From my front yard this morning....


FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2015 - 06:47pm PT
Bad Climber

climber
Dec 11, 2015 - 09:09pm PT
Whoa, Chief, that's great. I'm hopin' to get up there in a couple of days. Looks like the nights are gonna get super cold!

BAd
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2015 - 11:21am PT
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2016 - 09:59pm PT
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Jan 13, 2016 - 06:34am PT
Nice one, Frumy. Was up there last weekend for a hit-and-run trip, but we made it down into the Gorge with MisterE and the Maid. Actually, we had a spectacular irrigation valve bust during that super freeze. Fortunately, the landlord pulled us a solid and fixed the leak for now. Massive ice on the front lawn! Ice skates and tools, anyone:


BAd
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Jan 13, 2016 - 06:45am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2016 - 09:40am PT
Bad let me know next time you are coming up. I'd like to buy you a beer.

Flip Flop you got The Bishop right on.
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Jan 21, 2016 - 04:37pm PT
last Saturday was an awesome day at the Happy Boulders. Everybody was out, polite and having fun.

Toured across Sabrina on Sunday to find not enough snow without a rock board. ;)

NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jan 21, 2016 - 11:00pm PT
Thanks for current conditions report!
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Jan 22, 2016 - 05:58am PT
Beautiful, guys.

Yer on, Frumy.

BAd
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2016 - 11:24am PT
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 22, 2016 - 11:32am PT
Chief, AWESOME photo.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2016 - 11:57am PT
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Jan 28, 2016 - 12:28pm PT
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2016 - 12:44pm PT
Nice Capt. 5 star
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Jan 28, 2016 - 01:10pm PT
^^^ Thanks. Yesterday AM. Stupid phone camera though.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 1, 2016 - 08:54am PT
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2016 - 12:54pm PT
MisterE

Gym climber
Small Town with a Big Back Yard
Mar 3, 2016 - 10:32pm PT
Amazing shot, Capt.!

I love it when friends show up and call you to hang out with them at their camp-ground!

2 nights of food, fun and jamming with Jude and Adam.


Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Mar 20, 2016 - 06:31am PT
Bardini Canyon/Table Mountain a couple days ago.
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Mar 27, 2016 - 06:21am PT
At the top of Jawbone Canyon last week.
MisterE

Gym climber
Small Town with a Big Back Yard
Mar 27, 2016 - 07:00am PT
Adding a few new things - Jefe called me an "Infilldel":

Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Mar 28, 2016 - 10:33am PT
So MrE, when ya kickin' down the names,grades and location? ;-) Good effort. Does Tai have the DL on yer work? Looks cool.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Mar 28, 2016 - 10:45am PT
My wife and I have done a bunch of these--good stuff. Git after it, y'all.

BAd
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Apr 10, 2016 - 06:25pm PT
Well, looks like me an' the Missuz are moving to Bishop! I've got one more year in the community college grind, and then we're East Side denizens full time. Lots of realities between here and there, but I think this is gonna happen. Nothing like life on the res. in a little double-wide:


See y'all at the crags.

BAd
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2016 - 07:56pm PT
Nice Bad I"m glad to hear that.
MisterE

Gym climber
Small Town with a Big Back Yard
Apr 10, 2016 - 08:46pm PT
Great news, BAd! Way to pull the trigger!

So MrE, when ya kickin' down the names,grades and location? ;-) Good effort. Does Tai have the DL on yer work? Looks cool.

Thanks, Capt - it's all on MountainProject:


http://www.mountainproject.com/v/pink-face/105951574

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/big-tower/105899530

11 new routes as of today - we are done except for trail-work and clean-up.

Enjoy!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 10, 2016 - 08:49pm PT
Never could get a decent cup of coffee there so I guess that sushi is completely out of the question.
ruppell

climber
Apr 10, 2016 - 09:55pm PT
Donini,

You must be going to the wrong place for coffee.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Apr 11, 2016 - 05:05am PT
...and you must be going on the wrong night for sushi.
ruppell

climber
Apr 11, 2016 - 07:40am PT
I didn't say anything about the about the sushi did I? Nope, I was perfectly happy to let sleeping dogs lie. But since you decided to bring it up, I've been there Thu, Fri, and Sat nights. No matter how much you wanna believe the sushi is great it's not. It's average. I still eat it but I don't pretend it's Nobu. llol
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Apr 13, 2016 - 06:49pm PT
Donini, been in Bishop for 35 years now. Next time you're in town, you know where I live, I'll take you out for sushi - when it's free and 300 miles from the ocean, why complain?

There's at least six Mexican restaurants in Bishop. Two of them are right next door to each other! Neither are my favorite. I'm sticking with the family that started with a taco cart out along Main Street many years ago. Great family, good food, generous portions.

My favorite computer science student at Bishop High Shool (I retired in 1998), Aaron Schat, son of Erick (Schat's Bakkery), is reopening the recently closed Whiskey Creek restaurant and I'm looking forward to the revival of the 5 to 6 o'clock discounted dinners at the bar. Haven't verified the revival, but I'll certainly lean on Aaron.

We also have the choice of Thai, Chinese, and Italian (owners aren't Italian - food is good).

So come on out!

T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Apr 30, 2016 - 10:30pm PT
Ken Etzel photo ...
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
May 1, 2016 - 06:18am PT
Nice shot. Chilly bouldering, tho. Here's one from a hike yesterday:


BAd
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
May 1, 2016 - 10:08am PT
reopening the recently closed Whiskey Creek restaurant

I'm glad to hear that. It's a nice space. I also loved the Happy Hour discount meals! I hope they revive that policy.
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
May 1, 2016 - 11:14pm PT
The new owner is Aaron Schat, one of my computer science students from Bishop Union High School way back in the mid 90s. He says he wants to bring back the "old" Whiskey Creek. Let us prey.

He's also the son of Erick Schat owner of the famous Schat's Bakkery in Bishop known for his Sheepherder's Bread.

If he doesn't reinstate the Happy Hour half-priced dinner menu at the bar he will lose me as a regular customer.

Actually I loved Whiskey Creek even more before it expanded to include the attached Copper Kettle as the restaurant and turned the wonderfully intimate old restaurant into just a bar. Those were the good old days ... when Alan Bartlett was a chef and Rob Dellinger was the manager. You could order prime rib using the code word "climber's cut" and get the largest hunk of beef you'd ever seen! Memories!
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
May 2, 2016 - 05:49am PT
Great story, Don. Never got into Whiskey Creek. Have to check it out when it reopens.

BAd
DonC

climber
CA
May 2, 2016 - 09:07am PT
great shot. For those not familiar, this is Mount Williamson,14,379 feet. About 50 miles south of Bishop (10 miles south of Independence)
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 4, 2016 - 10:15am PT
Just another day in Bishop
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
May 5, 2016 - 08:30am PT
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
May 5, 2016 - 10:01am PT
Nice shot, Capt.

BAd
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
May 5, 2016 - 11:54am PT
Love those critter photos,Frumy.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2016 - 04:47pm PT
Here's more for you
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
May 6, 2016 - 07:54pm PT
MisterE

Gym climber
Small Town with a Big Back Yard
May 7, 2016 - 07:46am PT
Blooms from the Lower Gorge yesterday:









FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 7, 2016 - 09:15am PT
Man the flowers have been nice.
Bob Harrington

climber
Bishop, California
May 7, 2016 - 09:41am PT
Yeah, the flowers in the Gorge are going off. MrE, I think the one you didn't name is a Four O'Clock.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 29, 2016 - 07:26pm PT
Interesting weather - gardens wilting - but the Kale is producing like mad.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2016 - 03:45am PT
Wind is blowing hard.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 25, 2016 - 02:40pm PT
BBBST.
(Bishop Bump for a better ST)

guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Feb 9, 2017 - 11:05am PT
So whats it like in Bishop, today??

still freezing??

Someone post up when it's getting into the 60s during the day.... I do not trust NWS
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2017 - 05:57pm PT
We are getting there Guy.
Buttermilks road needs a little work.
missjr

Trad climber
Feb 14, 2017 - 07:15pm PT
Guy it was really nice down there today. We skied above Aspendell and went into B-town for grub. It sure felt like low 60's and was real nice to thaw out before heading back up the hill to the snow again.
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Feb 14, 2017 - 07:38pm PT
Maybe the road will stay that way for awhile.
Give the boulders a deserved break.
Reminds me of the Buttermilk Rd washout around 2010.
skitch

Gym climber
Bend Or
Feb 15, 2017 - 09:01am PT
I was told that they won't bother fixing buttermilk road until spring because they hope that they'll only have to do it once. There have been storms every week for the last couple months this year.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2017 - 04:12pm PT
They worked on it last week, enough to get up to the boulders, but after yesterday?
ruppell

climber
Feb 18, 2017 - 04:16pm PT
Frummy

I was just up at the Milks today. The road is pretty bad but 4wd and some clearance will get you there. Tried to get up to the Bday Boy parking area and that isn't happening unless you got some M/T tires and a locker. With the next storms coming in I wouldn't be surprises if it gets completely washed out.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2017 - 05:14pm PT
Ruppell thanks, I'm going up tomorrow if I feel any better.

I got to the gate & didn't want push my luck. The mud was pretty deep & I've been sick for a week & wasn't getting out of the truck in the mud & snow.

Why would you need a snow plow?

Guy, the temps are really nice, come on up. Hopefully I'll get over this cold by next weekend. Or there is always LJ's.
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Feb 18, 2017 - 07:00pm PT
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Feb 18, 2017 - 10:57pm PT
Buttermilks look good from here! beautiful
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 19, 2017 - 09:08am PT
Took a drive out to the tablelands yesterday. Too wet to climb- so we went petroglyph hunting.


Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 15, 2017 - 12:19pm PT
They worked on it last week, enough to get up to the boulders, but after yesterday?
Ok, so two questions. One, is the road (still) doable now? Was planning on getting up there in a couple of weeks.

Two, where are those petroglyphs? From the photos and what people have written, I'm assuming it's on the tablelands north of the Happies and Sads, but not sure how far. I'd love to show my kids those. Really cool stuff. If you want to keep it on the DL, you can shoot me a private email at ssosa@earthlink.net
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Mar 15, 2017 - 12:21pm PT
beautiful pics - yes, please don't post the location on line.

wish bishop was closer. :(

Jim Herrington

Mountain climber
New York, NY
Mar 15, 2017 - 05:14pm PT
Just some random quicky iPhone snapshots from around Bishop last fall because I miss it.







Photos Jim Herrington
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Mar 15, 2017 - 06:33pm PT
Thanks for those beautiful photos, Jim Herrington.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Mar 16, 2017 - 06:47am PT
Nice, Jim and Maidy et al.! I'm headed up there this afternoon. My kind of paradise.

BAd
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 16, 2017 - 06:54am PT
Haven't spent any time there in a few years. Can you get a decent cup of coffee now? Could only find average stuff at a fancy bskery.
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Mar 16, 2017 - 03:07pm PT
Jim,

I'm not the coffee conoissseur of Bishop, but after you visit me, you might try Black Sheep Coffee Roasters or the Looney Bean. Both on Main Street.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Mar 16, 2017 - 04:49pm PT
Very nice iPhone photos..... the ones I take never look that good.


Let all of us know when Donini is in Town.... I want to buy that man a Beer.

And see him in action on the Sport Climbs in the ORG.

Watch out Jim, Bishop is the new Sun City for retired climbers.

You might like the vibe

I do.
skitch

Gym climber
Bend Or
Mar 16, 2017 - 10:04pm PT
What kind of coffee do you like Jim?

If third wave means anything to you then I could hook you up with some okay coffee. If you like the dark roast stuff then the coffee shops in town will suit you.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2017 - 11:53am PT
I have the best coffee in town. After you have tried the rest stop by my place for good coffee.
I'm planning some day to come to Chile & buy property near you. If you came here had my coffee & told stories of chile to my wife it would speed thing up.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2017 - 11:58am PT
skitch

Gym climber
Bend Or
Mar 17, 2017 - 01:45pm PT
FRUMY: do you roast coffee? I'd love to find a few people in town to start an informal "roasting group" to roast & learn with. For the most part I haven't found anyone in town that knows what good coffee is.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Mar 17, 2017 - 08:42pm PT
Great shot, Frumy.

BAd
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Mar 17, 2017 - 08:46pm PT
LOVE that cow , Frumy!
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2017 - 08:06am PT
No, I don't roast my coffee.
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Mar 18, 2017 - 08:50am PT
Don Lauria- We've been cleaning out the Library at Palisade Glacier High. I've pulled out a bunch of old books in there from theSmoke Blanchard collection. I figured maybe they came from you? Do you have any interest in these books?


Skitch/Jim- look up the owner of Blacksheep. He started roasting on an old popcorn popper attached to a transformer. He'd start so light it tasted like tea, and work up toward dark. Now he's got beans from all over and many roasts.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 26, 2017 - 10:15am PT
Its that time of year.... Opening Day.

Soon it will be "Mule Days"

make sure you bring enuf good beer, that town gets drunk dry this time of year.

Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Apr 27, 2017 - 06:13am PT
So, Guyman, when are you leaving that Godforsaken coastal sinkhole and moving to Bishop?

BAd
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
Apr 27, 2017 - 08:08am PT
Pretty sure Guyzo would prefer Kernville over Bishop. Let's just start with the simple fact that Bishop has a sorry excuse for a brewery ;)
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Apr 27, 2017 - 09:07am PT
However, the Bishop brewery is a million times better than the one up the hill in Mammoth!

How do home prices compare between Bishop and Kernville?
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
Apr 27, 2017 - 09:35am PT
Relatively the same. Both towns have great playgrounds nearby. Heck, my house in Riverkern is less than a mile away from Kern Slabs. Of course, there's Valhalla, Rincon, Salmon Creek Falls, New Direction, Ghost and Spirit Rock, Bald Eagle, French Gulch Boulder Garden, The Owl, all of the Domelands and, of course, The Needles and Dome Rock. I'm sure I'm missing a ton more. Kernville lacks fast food joints and my ex-wife......thank God! Are you looking to move away from L.A., Jan?
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 27, 2017 - 09:56am PT
So, Guyman, when are you leaving that Godforsaken coastal sinkhole and moving to Bishop?

In due time.... by blowing most of a decade, due to being a "serious climber" I didn't really get a job till I was like 28, so I am on the catch-up track with the 401K.... and that godforsaken COASTAL sinkhole contains my house, that goes up and up in value each and every year, especially of late... one of my neighbors just sold for 525....

Pretty sure Guyzo would prefer Kernville over Bishop. Let's just start with the simple fact that Bishop has a sorry excuse for a brewery ;)

Ha ha ahahah Mooch.... don't kid yourself, Bishop is a multi-fun-activity zone.... Kernville on the other hand, has some decent climbing, fab MTB and if I ran rivers...or even liked water sports... great kayaking... but the Fishing sucks big time due to the fact that stocked trout is all they have because they will not poison the all the trash fish and make the Kern a catch-n-release river so Kernville is pretty much a one-trick pony town....and the BEST BEER IN THE UNIVERSE comes from MY HOME BREWERY. The KR Brewing Co is a really great one though, happy to see them make it, unlike most restaurants in Kernville.

And the Bishop Brewery is pretty sorry... very overpriced food and drink... IMHO.... I like the Casino, hit that place at happy hour... 1/2 price Food and Drink and you can bring that very young climber chick in for drinks too because they don't even check ID's.

I love the place....
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Apr 27, 2017 - 10:03am PT
I sure do love Bishop. I know that it has changed since I lived there almost 30 years ago, but even then, real estate was pricey. There isn't very much land. Los Angeles owns so much.

It would be great if L.A. sold the SURFACE rights, at least, to a few sections (section = square mile), helping to keep the cost of living in Bishop down.

How hard is it to dirt bag it these days? The last time I came through, quite a while ago. The L.A. DWP had put up signs virtually EVERYWHERE. So there were few places to crash. Back in my day you could toss your sleeping bag virtually anywhere.

I'm asking, because I'll be visiting the area for a good month next year to paraglide. I refuse to pay to sleep.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 27, 2017 - 10:20am PT
BASE.... you can still throw down ... Just NOT ON DWP property.

I love it that Bishop is limited development... otherwise it would be like St. George Utah or any other place with tons of "Private Property- no Trespass" signs blocking everything ....

The fact that they "stole the water" really saved the place for US.

mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
Apr 27, 2017 - 10:28am PT
OT......you coming up on the 20th, Guy?
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Apr 27, 2017 - 10:46am PT
I also love the fact that it can't really be developed. 18 years here and I've seen very little change. I moved here from Bozeman (where I was born) and crack up when people say how much Bishop has changed and how expensive it is. :-D
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 27, 2017 - 11:34am PT
MOOCH.... would not miss it.

Vahalla awaits.

Capt.... we should meet and climb, sounds like you would fit in nicely.

FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 27, 2017 - 02:22pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 20, 2017 - 10:59pm PT
The Mountain Rambler Brewery in Bishop is one of the best things that has happened in Bishop during my last 36 years here. Screw the food menu - a brewery is for beer! Berg heil!
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Aug 21, 2017 - 12:35am PT
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Aug 21, 2017 - 06:37am PT
I'm with you, Don, but the food is pretty good, too.

BAd
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Aug 21, 2017 - 07:26am PT
Bishop hasn't been the same since Janie's shut down...
Eric Beck

Sport climber
Bishop, California
Aug 21, 2017 - 08:06pm PT
I tell people that the Rambler is the number one cultural attraction in Bishop
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Aug 22, 2017 - 05:15am PT
Cosmic...Sandman Motel in Dyer...
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Aug 22, 2017 - 06:50am PT
Dyer: The next Bishop?

Meanwhile, this was on tap recently near our famed metropolis:


You very own BAd Climber enduring the misery:


BAd
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Aug 22, 2017 - 03:52pm PT
the nice Bishop police officer only gave me a warning for accidentally running a red light a couple weeks ago. It was the first of many good omen's for our vacation.

Ate a nice breakfast at Pupfish caf. Love the Mountain Rambler.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2017 - 12:27pm PT
Temps. are good

car show this weekend
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Oct 5, 2017 - 10:00pm PT
yesterday evening, inlet #2
last week's wind stripped fall colors right off the trees.

Mountain Light Gallery Closing!!!!!!
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Oct 15, 2017 - 03:29am PT
Bishop!
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2018 - 11:09pm PT
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
May 1, 2018 - 11:15pm PT
RURP_Belay

Big Wall climber
Bitter end of a bad anchor
May 2, 2018 - 06:18am PT
^^ Eww! ^^


FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2019 - 07:11pm PT
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Jan 4, 2019 - 07:56pm PT
It's too action-packed.

I am exhausted!

I shoulda chosen someplace tropical...
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jan 4, 2019 - 10:02pm PT
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Jan 5, 2019 - 07:27am PT
Recent sunrise event:


BAd
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2019 - 08:27am PT
That's a great picture Bad.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 5, 2019 - 08:39am PT
A pleasant drive out of Bishop. You could make it in a high clearance vehicle,
as long as it is dry. The road, that is.

DonC

climber
CA
Jan 5, 2019 - 09:02am PT
after last major storm

crest overview

Basin

Humphreys

Tom

White Mt
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2019 - 10:43am PT
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Jan 6, 2019 - 09:35pm PT

Jeep hiking west of town today
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Jan 7, 2019 - 08:41am PT
Nice one, F10.

BAd
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Jan 7, 2019 - 03:58pm PT
Thanks BAd


Jeff, nothing in the last fews years
ruppell

climber
Jan 7, 2019 - 05:07pm PT
Nice F10.

I took my rig for a walk on Saturday as well.


F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Jan 7, 2019 - 06:11pm PT
Nice, great photo ruppell

Did I see your rig in the Whites last August going off Crooked Creek into Cottonwood Basin ?
The road was severely washed out near the bottom.
ruppell

climber
Jan 7, 2019 - 07:22pm PT
Yep, that was me. Me and the wife wanted to check out Granite Meadows.
Here's a shot of the road.




I'm slowly picking away at all the trails in the Whites. Including the ones the Forest Service has decided to not maintain. My rigs pretty capable so it's always fun to go on trials that only have moto tire marks on them.

The really bad one I did last year was 35E301. Here's a little trip report I did on T4R.org.

Part 1

Part 2


If you ever want to get out and wheel let me know.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 7, 2019 - 08:29pm PT
I don't get why on earth you would have taken that ^ line!?

...
oh maybe something further down the road. duh
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 7, 2019 - 08:31pm PT
Because he can! 🤪
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Jan 7, 2019 - 08:32pm PT

This was just passed where you were parked. I can see why you stopped. I was a lot of fun up to that point.
Yeah, it would be great to get out sometime with you.
James
ruppell

climber
Jan 7, 2019 - 09:05pm PT
I can see why you stopped.

Did you go past the 4' washout? I wanted to but I stopped because I pulled up to exactly where your rig is in that photo. My wife looked at me like I was stupid or crazy. She was not having any of me trying to get through with her in the rig. I took my finger off the locker switches and parked it. lol

Matt
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Jan 8, 2019 - 04:57pm PT
We stopped at the 4' washout, my GF wasn't going for it.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 27, 2019 - 12:02pm PT
Rain mode.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jan 27, 2019 - 09:15pm PT

Pedal power too.
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Jan 27, 2019 - 10:53pm PT
Heading up the "other" hill

Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Jan 27, 2019 - 11:17pm PT
Westgard Pass guarding passage well.

Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Jan 28, 2019 - 04:53pm PT
Nice light coming down the hill from work today...

Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Feb 10, 2019 - 04:42pm PT
Thanks, Jeff!

Cold day at the Gorge, and a white Wheeler Crest:

tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 10, 2019 - 07:33pm PT
Went up to Bishop bowl today. Didn't die, had a great time. We will return to climbing when climbing is back in season.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2019 - 08:36am PT
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Feb 11, 2019 - 04:57pm PT
^^That actually sounds pretty cool, Dave!

Snow is your pad? LOL.
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Feb 11, 2019 - 07:46pm PT
Tom on monday am.

Red mtn monday.

Chillin at da pit
seano

Mountain climber
none
Feb 11, 2019 - 08:33pm PT
Rewards of a little slogging today...
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Feb 12, 2019 - 06:48am PT
Nice seano. Witcher canyon?

Think we are gonna check out bishop bowl or jawbone today.

Good morning from the pit
seano

Mountain climber
none
Feb 12, 2019 - 10:06am PT
Not Witcher, but the wide chute starting at 37.5021, -118.6502. There are now some nice switchbacks if you can catch it before the next dump. More photos and words here - http://www.drdirtbag.com/2019/02/11/wheeler-crest/ .
Lurking Fear

Boulder climber
Bishop, California
Feb 12, 2019 - 03:16pm PT
Saw splitclimber and a friend up in Bardini Canyon. Thanks for the pic; crazy windy day. I guess the storm is coming in.
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Feb 12, 2019 - 05:39pm PT
I do believe I saw tracks in Witcher today.
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Feb 12, 2019 - 06:17pm PT
Awesome to meet you today lurking fear.



Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Feb 13, 2019 - 07:39am PT
Comin' down phat and sticky right now in Bishop on the valley floor:


BAd
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Feb 13, 2019 - 05:52pm PT

Change in the air.

Eldo roof hang
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Feb 14, 2019 - 06:51am PT
Hey, Split. I feel sorry for you travelin' dogs this winter. This is turning out to be a big one. Another day of dump on tap. Hope you've got some good books. Check out Tribe by Sebastian Junger and Educated by Tara Westover. Currently rereading Home by Bill Bryson. All brilliant reads. Hang tough.

BAd
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Feb 24, 2019 - 07:41am PT
Rumor has it that warmer weather is on the way, but some friends and I bagged a freezing volcano a couple of days ago.




BAd
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2019 - 07:56am PT
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Feb 25, 2019 - 11:36am PT
Nice rig, splitclimber.

Want.
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Feb 25, 2019 - 03:41pm PT
^^^^ That ain't Frummy!
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2019 - 04:02pm PT
He's better looking than me.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 25, 2019 - 04:20pm PT
If youre the one in the dress then he aint!
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Feb 25, 2019 - 04:43pm PT
Winds gusting to about 60 mph now. Harsh conditions for sending yer proj in the Milks, yo.

BAd
Bargainhunter

climber
Feb 25, 2019 - 05:08pm PT
Great realtime webcam of the Sierra Crest west of Bishop (Mt Tom etc.):

http://bishopweather.com/
ruppell

climber
Feb 25, 2019 - 05:11pm PT
Bargainhunter

Thanks but it's quicker just to look out my back door. lol
Bargainhunter

climber
Feb 25, 2019 - 05:14pm PT
Bargainhunter

Thanks but it's quicker just to look out my back door. lol

Bragger!
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2019 - 07:00am PT
What a difference a day makes, yesterday @ 6 a.m. it was 30 today 50.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Feb 26, 2019 - 03:10pm PT
Crazy, eh Frumy? Windy, warm, and rain on the way. Glad I'm not living out of a tent up on the Tablelands!

BAd
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Feb 26, 2019 - 05:08pm PT
^^ Starting to wonder if I shoulda just bought a van and moved out onto the 6 / Wye.
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