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farrisglWest Slope Ascent from Bishop Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006


Really nice overnight outing camping at Bishop Lake. On the trail by 5 am made for a mid morning summit. Fantastic 360 view but especially of the Palisade Crest.
Down climbing was a bit of a drag with the vast number of moving boulders. Got my foot stuck under one that rolled on top of it and needed help lifting the boulder off.
Posted Feb 28, 2009 1:26 am

NoonduelerGreenhorn backpacker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 1998


Felt like I was haulin' the kitchen sink, all the way to Bishop Lakes. Bears were maulin' my cannister of stone cold bananas in fitful dreams all night long as the lake froze up. At the top of the clear cold next morning effort the pencil slipped through my hand and fell through the summit rocks after fumbling to sign the register. Tossing and turning my pack all the way back to South Lake, to slam it down next to the van!
Posted Nov 2, 2008 12:52 am

paisajeroamericanobp  Sucess!


I think the palisades is the grandest part of the sierra - the climb up from bishop pass was steep, but enjoyable - I think the descent involved a smokey cave - cody made it most of the way
Posted Oct 21, 2008 3:06 pm

tb00957agassiz  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008
I was expecting loose, but instead find nice talus field. It's steep, but stays mostly class 2.
Posted Oct 6, 2008 4:47 pm

Sebastian HammUnusual routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Sebastian Hamm

Holiday in US.
From South Lake to Bishop Pass, then I traversed to the South Side and ascended via a very fine gully (lots of sand inside, but good rocks - brighter and more solid than the other parts - and some nice climbing passages) to the southern summit and then to the top. Descend: I missed the normal route :-) and followed a steep gully full of rubble to the right. Very fine route up and bad route down! Very stormy day, due to the strong flurries the last 200m were mostly crawling than walking.
Posted Aug 31, 2008 11:19 pm

fossanachute on w side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008


Talus was solid (unlike the normal route) and the slab section at the top of the chute was fun. Climbed with loaner dog Jasmine. Had to push her up a few Class 4 spots. Views of the Palisades were spectacular.
Posted Aug 20, 2008 1:03 pm

Bill562From Bishop Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008


My wife and daughter hiked with me to Bishop Lake, I continued on solo from there
Posted Aug 11, 2008 1:02 am

cbuelowFrom Bishop Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


Great solo hike from Bishop Pass. Stuck to as much class 3 as I could find on the way up. Took my time on the way down - it seemed like every rock was about to move. Ugh. The views, however, were amazing.
Posted Jun 28, 2008 10:39 pm

Brian KaletWest Slope from Bishop Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Brian Kalet

6 h roundtrip.
Posted Jun 24, 2008 5:28 pm

RobertthethirdSummit from Bishop Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008


Fun climb, though move as much to the N/W as possible for more sustained class 3. Had to down climb a short section of 5th class at a head wall dropping me into the next chute to the north. finally topped out after a short 5th class section on the talus slope below the summit. As everyone else has mentioned the views are what make this climb worth while.
Posted Jun 9, 2008 10:58 am

yaknjorglbishop pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1988


just out o' high school- had a cast iron skillet for bacon breakfast, drank bottles of beer at the top.
Posted Mar 2, 2008 1:14 am

danman3156West Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007


An awesome day hike from south lake. Great views up top.
Posted Oct 22, 2007 6:50 pm

grahamNormal west face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2007


Hiked up the talus slopes on the west face above Bishop Pass with Tony and ET. Incredible views of the Palisade Glacier area and the rest of the Sierras
Posted Oct 2, 2007 2:57 pm

The TailorI will be back!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

The Tailor

Started from the Bishop Pass trailhead and I made it about 1/4 of the way up and soon realized that I was going to exhaust myself for the trip back so I headed back down.

I plan on attempting this again, but I will be sure to get a good nights sleep at Bishop Pass before summit!
Posted Sep 3, 2007 11:41 pm

eferesenGreat Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007


Left Flag AZ at 3:00 am. Got to Bishop at 1130 am. Started hike at 1210 pm. What a great summit. I really enjoyed. Hike ended 930 pm. What a fun day. Hurried but great.
Posted Sep 2, 2007 8:51 pm

Dave SWest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Dave S

Solo dayhike from South Lake. Started early hoping to beat the weather that was forecast to hit by early afternoon. Some great views even with the low level clouds!
Posted Aug 27, 2007 11:07 pm

steve_hiebertWest Slope from Bishop Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


Very pleasant day climb from South Lake. Great views.
Posted Aug 16, 2007 2:30 pm

Misha2nd time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2007


Scrambled up from Bishop Pass in order to investigate NW Ridge of Winchell. Didn't like what I saw which prompted to climb West Ridge of Winchell instead the following day. I am glad that I changed my mind :)
Posted Aug 9, 2007 2:54 am

Bill KishWest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Bill Kish

Warmup for sierra challenge. Got a late start but made good time. I went up a more southerly chute looking for better rock. I found some slightly more interesting bits but not enough. But the petite summit and the awesome views made it worth all the talus hopping!
Posted Aug 4, 2007 11:40 pm

soslawSouthwest slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2007


Summited with Jim. Spectacular summit views. Dry year for the Sierra.
Posted Jul 25, 2007 11:26 am

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