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Ian Dory spends 2 weeks in Bishop

 
Ian Dory spends 2 weeks in Bishop
 
April 06, 2010 -  Ian Dory    
 

Bishop is a very unique place providing every thing from easy climbs with casual top outs, to sick hard with a no fall zone. I have Been in Bishop for about 2 weeks now and am loving every minute of it.

For me Bishop is one of the best places to climb, ever since I can remember I have always wanted to climb big free standing boulders with pure lines. Bishop has every aspect of bouldering that I love, pure lines, beautiful colors, and amazing features.

 

Climbing in Bishop has been a challenge for me because it seems like a lot of the hard climbs have big moves on them and I'm not that tall.  I love it all the same because it forces me to become a better climber.  Buttermilker is an example of what is not my style of climbing but after working the moves a few times I had it down and went to the top. Climbing here is very skin dependant in the sense that your body needs a few days to get used to the style and sharpness of the rock.

I have to say that Mandala is one of the best climbs I have ever seen, because of how big and how pure the line is. Granted there are many different ways to do the boulder problem but the perfect crimps and flowing sequence definitely gets 5 stars in my book.

Bishop is an amazing climbing area with amazing problems and there is still many FA's to be done.

 

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