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Bishop Project - Kevin Jorgeson

 
Bishop Project - Kevin Jorgeson
 
May 03, 2011 -  Kevin Jorgeson    
 

After two and half weeks of effort, the project did not yield. It turns out it's way harder than I initially anticipated, which I'm excited about. It's been a long time since I've had a big bouldering project to sink my teeth into. With the warm spring weather here to stay, it's time to put this project on the back burner and get back to training for El Cap in the fall.

 

After two and half weeks of effort, the project did not yield. It turns out it's way harder than I initially anticipated, which I'm excited about. It's been a long time since I've had a big bouldering project to sink my teeth into. With the warm spring weather here to stay, it's time to put this project on the back burner and get back to training for El Cap in the fall.

The project can be broken down into two logical parts. The first is the established v13, Social Distortion, which drops off after 4 moves. The second part goes from the drop off point to the top. This section is likely harder than Social Distortion. The crux involves the scrunchiest high step I've ever done, but also on a 60 degree overhanging wall. I have been unable to get past this move so far. However, once you do get your foot up in your chest, two more hard moves lead to the lip where a 7 move v10 top out guards success.

After climbing in the Bishop area for the past 10 years, I think it's safe to say that this is one the, if not the last, great unclimbed projects. I know I'm not the only one psyched on it either. Fellow Five Ten athlete Dan Beall is psyched and has also done Social Distortion before. Matt Birch, who did the first ascent of Social Distortion, is more than keen to check it out again. As is the crimp master out of Utah Anthony Chertudi. I look forward to being able to throw down a spot and share some motivation with these guys when the temps cool off later in the year.

See you guys there?

 

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