About the book

Bishop Area Rock Climbs is the quintessential climbing guide to the Eastern Sierra South surrounding Bishop, California. It includes bouldering, trad climbing, sport climbing and multi-pitch climbing over a vast area. Bishop Area Rock Climbs has it all!

Please note that this book does not include the climbing at Owens River Gorge. Click here for the new, updated, dedicated guidebook to this great sport climbing area!

Inside this book you’ll find beta for a selection of bouldering at the Happy and Sad volcanic boulders which lie just outside town. The Bishop Bouldering guide is what you want for a dedicated bouldering trip to the area.

Check out the Bishop Visitor’s Center for some information on the local climbing areas and businesses to patronize while in Bishop.

Areas covered

  • Alabama Hills
  • Whitney Portal
  • Buttermilk Country
  • Cardinal Pinnacle
  • Happy and Sad Boulders
  • Buttermilk Country
  • Pine Creek

About the authors

Peter Croft was born in Canada, but escaped the cold and wet and now resides in Bishop. He has written numerous essays, articles, and guidebooks, and is an authority on climbing in the Sierras. Find some of his Sierra favorites in his book The Good, the Great, and the Awesome. In addition to writing and climbing for fun, Peter also works as a climbing guide for Sierra Mountain Guides. Information on their services is found here.

Marty Lewis has lived in the Eastern Sierra for over 30 years. He owns and runs Maximus Press, and lives in Bishop with wife Sharon and canine friends.

Details

  • Bishop Area Rock Climbs 3rd edition
  • 2008 Maximus Press
  • by Peter Croft & Marty Lewis
  • 335 pages in black and white
  • 9780967611693