Beautiful sunny spring day. Green grass everywhere - classic California.
Still looking for the 5.12c, that everyone is talking about?
This was part of a month long mostly solo peakbagging trip in which I hiked every day and got 70 peaks in 30 days. On this day I joined my buddy Keith (IronHiker) for a very special list finish. We climbed the true summit.
For numerous photos and brief route descriptions see the trip report.
First stop on a Lower Peaks SLO sweep. The true summit (YDS 5.6 according to Mountain Project) was my first sport climb. Adam Walker (gimpilator) led the route. Fun hike, then did Cerro Alto and Valencia.
Started from Patricia Drive and connected with regular trail to the top. Did not climb the biggest boulder. Part of San Luis Obispo LPS cleanup.
Great hike on a beautiful day in a fantastic city.
Did the central (highest) summit with Daryn Dodge and Kathy Rich; easy fifth class. The climb is bolted with four hangers, plus two bolts on top with biners for an easy rappel off.
fun hike and scramble with some friends in town for my brother's bachelor party. I had lived in SLO for a couple years but never hiked this great little mountain.
Nice hike with the family on our vacation. Hot day though but with beauftiful views
After much soul- & internet-searching, decided on SLO as a weekend climbing destination, instead of the storm-riddled Sierra. Glad to have done so! A beautiful area, that I've driven past/through (& managed to have spent a little bit of time IN as well), without sampling the climbs. Great day, climbing, views, & partner! Did Dead Rat Crack below (TR), as well as Flakes Over Fresno (led), as well as the true summit (led & soloed). Hot, but a great day with Ivana!
2nd summit of the Tri-Tip Challenge. Did the maybe 1 ft. lower neighboring pinnacle (not the hiker's summit); didn't feel like soloing 5.6 slab in my hiking boots when I was already tired & sore from climbing :) Fond memories & beautiful views.
With 300 of my closest friends on a busy saturday morning. Since I was solo, I passed on the true summit block, but scrambled up to the slightly lower one right next to it. Also climbed Cerro Alto and Valencia to clean out the LPC peaks in the area.
Went to college in SLO and hiked bishops many times. Also, have rock climbed there.
Via the main trail
Wife, daughter and I spent a sunny day on Bishop. Nice hike. Lucky people live in SLO.
Ascent via the east face of the final summit block on the central summit (5.6? friction slab). See additions/corrections section for more info.
I hiked up the trail on 12 November 2000 and 15 November 2000. As I recall, though, I did not actually stand on the highest point - my usual criterion for counting a summit. I have raised my standards since then. So, next time...
hiked the trail to the summit with Pat and then scrambled up the east and west summit blocks before passing on the highest block which would be best climbed with a rope for descent although one might use the numerous bolts for an "assisted" free solo!
With Matthew, we were stymied with the summit block which we didn't know about. Came back a month later with the kids and rope. Trip Report.