Trip Report
Bishop
Saturday March 2, 2013 5:31am
Thought I would give Big Mike some more eye candy to look at while he's recovering in the hospital. Here is a super brief stack of photos from the trip Curtis and I did in February.

Curtis waiting for the ladies to show up at Hilltop. It was our first stop upon arriving in Bishop.
Hilltop
Hilltop
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The first day in climbing in the Happies was your typical sunny affair.
Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch
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We took a day off our second day there to try and keep or hands alive skin-wise. So we hung out with Matt and some of his friends from Arcata in the Buttermilks.
Pain Grain
Pain Grain
Credit: Relic

We briefly met Jason from Bishop and his friends while we were chilling in the dying sun at Ironman.
Jason running some laps at the most over photographed boulder ever.
Jason running some laps at the most over photographed boulder ever.
Credit: Relic

I finally got to visit the Sads this trip. It's such a nicely stacked area of problems. Matt got on Lawnmower Man and struggled here doing the biggggg reachy crux move.
Lawnmower Man, the Sads
Lawnmower Man, the Sads
Credit: Relic

Cool warm-up problem in the Sads
Cool warm-up problem in the Sads
Credit: Relic

I love the Pollen Grains.
Beekeeper's Apprentice, Pollen Grains
Beekeeper's Apprentice, Pollen Grains
Credit: Relic

I love carrying pads to the Pollen Grains!
Credit: Relic

RyanD told me that I had to get on this problem. It was the most fun one I got on for sure, such nice boob-like holds. Never sent it though, next time!
Seven Spanish Angels
Seven Spanish Angels
Credit: Relic

Elsewhere in the Tablelands... Away from the crowds...
Unknown V6 in the tablelands
Unknown V6 in the tablelands
Credit: Relic

Curtis channeling his evil side in order to send, demonic powers are needed on this one.
Grrr faced in the tablelands
Grrr faced in the tablelands
Credit: Relic

Curtis finally got over his nasty cold he had the whole trip and decided to flash his last problem before flying back home to work. He showed all the locals what was up, Squamish style.
Charlie Sheen V6, the tablelands
Charlie Sheen V6, the tablelands
Credit: Relic

Bye-bye Bishop!
Walking out of the tablelands
Walking out of the tablelands
Credit: Relic

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climber
north fork
  Mar 2, 2013 - 11:04am PT
Thanks for the TR. yeah Lawnmower man is a reach, it shut me down majorly. Now big mike could make that reach no prob. Good pics man.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
  Mar 2, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Looks like there's lots to do. I wonder how much more has been done since the last time I was there in 1992.The pads certainly make it more appealing but with a bad back it's still not enough. I'm waiting for the air pads to be invented, similar to air bags they inflate when said body is rocketing to the ground. Might be wating a long time. Nice TR
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
  Mar 2, 2013 - 11:37am PT
I don't understand. Where are your ropes? And all your gear?

Did you just free solo all those climbs?
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Mar 2, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
Awesome TR, Thanks!!!!!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
  Mar 2, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Where is your fishing pole? The Lower Owens is sick this time of year.

Ain't the Eastside too cool for school?
Relic

Social climber
Weenie
Author's Reply  Mar 2, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
You bouldered at the Hive before Harry? It wouldn't be that much different with enough foam under you.

When I am climbing in Bishop I am always amazed to see how many older, like senior citizen types walking into the Happies with a pad on their back. It's pretty cool. We usually only ever see those guys on ropes in Squamish.

Ya Wayno, I love the east side life!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
  Mar 2, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
Yeah Relic! Nice one! But what did you eat?! Not one mention of food....
Relic

Social climber
Weenie
Author's Reply  Mar 2, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
So much Las Palmas... Mmmm. I tried Astorgas once. The chili Rellano there was super yum, just not as good a value as Las Palmas. Went to Thai Thai once. It was a nice change. Fresh tasting food. Dean Potter was sitting behind us. Saw him working on Flight of the Bumblebee. What a line that is. Pitching off that at the top would be ummm, not so nice.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
  Mar 2, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
OH dude. I didnt put it together....Sorry! Good to hang for a bit! Glad to see you guys found the secret spots....
Thank Curtis for the puff!!

Jason
Relic

Social climber
Weenie
Author's Reply  Mar 2, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
Oh that was you? Haha, too funny. I guess it is a small world there.
Onewhowalksonrocks

Mountain climber
In the middle of the ocean
  Mar 2, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
Thanks for the pics. Did you go bouldering because there is to much snow to hike into some real climbing?
10b4me

climber
  Mar 3, 2013 - 01:00am PT
I really enjoy bouldering at the Happys
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
  Mar 6, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Dude. You were suppose to deliver Peter the Cheezies I owe him.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
  Mar 12, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
Sick tr bud!! I finally got to it!! I miss the eastside life.. Need to get back to the happies!!
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