Bishop, April 18- Buttermilk Trail Day and Devils Tower show


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Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 17, 2009 - 10:16pm PT
Hi all - it has been a few years since the last time any work was done to try to slow the expansion of the trail network around the Peabodies up in Buttermilk country. Of course, the last time, a whole lot of people showed up -

Also a few dogs.

So we are going to have another volunteer day on Saturday, April 18 - come spend the weekend in Bishop! Celebrate Earth Day, ski some spring corn, climb a few routes in the Gorge, boulder until your skin is gone...and help us out for a few hours.

That evening, Frank Sanders will be bringing his wonderful Devils Tower slideshow to Bishop as well.

Here is the official word -

Clean Up and Climb April 18

Buttermilk Boulders Volunteer Day & Slideshow

On Saturday, April 18, please join the Eastern Sierra Climbers Coalition for a day of fun bouldering, fulfilling volunteer work, and an evening of entertainment.

Buttermilk Cleanup 10am-1pm, April 18, Peabody Boulders, Buttermilk Country

The day will start with a morning of stewardship work around the famous Peabody boulders in Buttermilk Country. In partnership with the Access Fund and Friends of the Inyo, ESCC will bring climbers and members of the community together to clean up trash and debris in the area, and to help limit the expansion of the network of trails between the boulders.

The morning’s work will run from 10am to 1pm; volunteers should meet at the “borrow pit” just south of the bouldering area, on Buttermilk Rd. _ miles from Highway 168. Free refreshments will be provided for volunteers. For more information, contact Friends of the Inyo at 760-873-6500, or email andrew at (note - I will fix that _miles in a few minutes)

Tales of the Tower - 7:30pm, April 18, Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop

After spending a pleasant spring afternoon climbing, everyone is invited to the Mountain Light Gallery at 106 S. Main St. in Bishop to see and hear “Tales of the Tower,” a presentation by Frank Sanders. A climbing guide, lodge owner and activist, Sanders will cover the geologic and social history of the famous Devils Tower in northeastern Wyoming, along with stories of his climbing adventures. Admission is free, although donations to Sanders non-profit organization, Devils Tower Sacred to Many People, are encouraged. For more information about the show,
contact Zeke Federman at info at or 760-937-6762.

I will be shamelessly self-bumping this thread from time to time over the next few weeks....

edit - Jaybro, I have not talked to him on the phone, but he is quick with the email replies.... frank at . Lots of fresh OW boulder problems out on the Tablelands for you nutjobs...come on over.

Social climber
wuz real!
Mar 17, 2009 - 10:40pm PT
If you are in contact with the Colonel have him get back to me, he has my coordinates!

Mar 18, 2009 - 03:22am PT
Bump for the Colonel....

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2009 - 07:33pm PT
bump for some new information...


You think I'm kidding, but I am not. Through the sponsorship of Wilson's Eastside Sports and the Eastern Sierra Climbers Coalition, all those who volunteer for the morning project will drink for free at the evening slideshow.

Well, all those humans of legal age, anyhow....

EDIT - fixed the sponsorship info....refrained from bumping, tho...wasn't that nice of me?

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2009 - 01:26pm PT
new and improved, with photo content!

this one courtesy of PatitucciPhoto...

That's the Buttermilks - come boulder with us, and help control the trail network out there.

Now here is one courtesy of Frank Sanders...

That's Devil's Tower. Along with enjoying the beautiful Eastside, which should have a lot of spring flowers around April 18, you get to learn from, and laugh with, Frank!

Come on down....and don't make me bump this again!
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Mar 25, 2009 - 01:30pm PT
Sheesh, I'll bump it for you.

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 25, 2009 - 01:45pm PT
Bump for Frank.

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2009 - 02:48pm PT
yeah tom....forget about bumping, are you going to come out and move a couple of rocks with us? and enjoy the free beer, too....

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2009 - 08:07pm PT
ya know, I would have skipped bumping this, but I am going to be out of town for a few, freakin Lois has some damn drivel about AIG on the front page, so I don't feel like I am moving DRCs epic trip report or anything else worthwhile away from eager eyes.

Hey....FREE BEER!! see ya next month

Monument Manor
Mar 26, 2009 - 02:55pm PT
Buttermilks,free beer,Devils Tower brainer bump!!

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 30, 2009 - 10:53am PT
hey Al, you forgot Free Coffee!

Monday morning Bump. A few more coming this week.

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2009 - 12:52am PT
bump....'cause now that Frank is on the front page, you should be making your plans to come to Bishop next week...
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Apr 11, 2009 - 12:54am PT
sure do wish I could be there....tried to make it happen cause of the great group of people pictured and the really super thing you are pulling off. Happy Easter, and Peace...Lynne

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2009 - 10:33pm PT
thanks Lynne, for your note there....I'm sure you will enjoy the weekend. Keep an eye peeled, I think we will probably do something in the Fall at another one of the Eastside hotspots.

For the rest of you, this is just a


since the day is getting close. Supposed to be a beautiful weekend around these parts, so come on out and enjoy Frank's show on Saturday night, and helping out at the boulders on Saturday morning. Free coffee in the morning, free beer in the evening, who takes better care of you than us?

I was just out with a few other folks collecting some rocks and brush as materials for the trailwork....plenty to do, come on out and help!

And feel free to bump this along for the next few days so I don't have to do all the work of keeping it in the SuperTopo public eye.

Hope you all are enjoying a beautiful spring - D

Mendocino, Ca
Apr 15, 2009 - 11:09pm PT
I recently saw Frank Sanders talk/presentation for the RIM Club in Santa Rosa. I really enjoyed it. He's a great guy and is raising money for a great cause.

Social climber
wuz real!
Apr 16, 2009 - 04:58am PT
When he's in Bishop, ask him who does his hair.
Fish Finder

Social climber
Apr 16, 2009 - 10:53am PT


Free Beer !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jerry Dodrill

Sebastopol, CA
Apr 16, 2009 - 12:16pm PT
Looks like I'll make it over for this. See ya there.

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Apr 16, 2009 - 01:31pm PT
We are heading from Fresno to climb Bear Creek Spire this weekend and will try to make it if we ski out early enough on Sunday. Looks like a cool weekend. We get to go from snow camping to alpine style at thirteen thou to bouldering to free beer..........

The Eastside freakin' rocks!

If any of you Taco lurkers are there, I'm this guy.......

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2009 - 01:44pm PT
maybe you guys shouldn't come around, doncha think it would be more fun to sit on your computer and figure out which thread is going to crash your system?


Come on down, boys and girls, it will be fun! Sounds like Micronut understands the Eastside Spring Triathlon (ski corn, send classic problems in the shade, drink beer). My kinda guy - D
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