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Dec 11, 2012
Hey all! I was just wondering what everyone's favorite problems are in bishop, if you could just name one? I know there are probably hundreds but this way we could maybe get only the best of the best! Wil Sterner
From Topanga, California
Joined Jul 26, 2012
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Dec 11, 2012
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Dec 11, 2012
Hot n'Bothered 5.10b on the Long Wall at Summersvi...
My favorite problem in Bishop is definitely Seven Spanish Angels AKA The Ruckus. The movement is awesome and the unique holds make it a really fun problem. The crux for me was the last move before the top out, and it's a fun, exciting, dynamic move to a bomber jug. Another one worth mentioning is Strength in Numbers, a cool V5 at the Sad Boulders, which has cool moves and a heady top out you would not want to blow. zach ruswick
From Grand Ledge, MI
Joined Jun 25, 2012
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Dec 11, 2012
Tough Mantle Problem.  Haven't sent yet...
I think Zach has hit the nail on the head for midrange stuff. If I was a beast, Xavier's Roof and Fall Guy look pretty amazing. Rob Gordon
From Hollywood, CA
Joined Feb 2, 2009
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Dec 11, 2012
It would be easier to answer your question if we knew how hard you boulder. Having said that, if you can choke out V5, Strength in Numbers is a great problem, but the area is littered with great problems. Personally, I think half of the fun of each place (the Milks, the Happies, the Sads, etc.) is exploring the place and climbing what looks good. Good time guaranteed no matter what. Fat Dad
From Los Angeles, CA
Joined Nov 9, 2007
137 points
Dec 11, 2012
Start with the ones that don't have piles of human excrement underneath them. bergbryce
From California
Joined Aug 23, 2009
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Dec 11, 2012
I second Seven Spanish Angels. Its a wonderful problem Matt Haig
From Bishop, California
Joined Jun 29, 2012
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Dec 12, 2012
Fat Dad wrote:
It would be easier to answer your question if we knew how hard you boulder. Having said that, if you can choke out V5, Strength in Numbers is a great problem, but the area is littered with great problems. Personally, I think half of the fun of each place (the Milks, the Happies, the Sads, etc.) is exploring the place and climbing what looks good. Good time guaranteed no matter what.




I didn't want to make it about difficulty, just wanted to know what other people liked.
Wil Sterner
From Topanga, California
Joined Jul 26, 2012
42 points
Dec 12, 2012
Puffy jackets and Happy Boulders
I have a couple favorites.

Mister Witty at the Happies (easy V6). A cool rock-over move to start. Then small but incut finger pockets lead up the vertical wall to a crux throw for the lip.

and

Grovel Roof at the Buttermilks (hard V3). A jump start to a sloper jug, then reach over the roof to slopers and make a super awkward mantel. I haven't gotten this one yet.

Both problems are safe with good landings, but feel a little committing with cruxes at the top.

Seven Spanish Angels looks awesome. I will have to get on that one next time I'm there.
Bryan G
From Yosemite
Joined Nov 17, 2007
4,609 points
Dec 12, 2012
Lost Cities 5.12a,Black Canyon,CO
its too hot
&
theres too many injuns
justin dubois
From Estes Park
Joined Jan 2, 2001
625 points
Dec 13, 2012
Wil Sterner wrote:
I didn't want to make it about difficulty, just wanted to know what other people liked.

Totally fine. Like I said though, some of the best times I've had out there is just wandering around and climbing what looked good, wondering if there's another awesome problem just uphill or on the other side of the boulder--discovering the place.

Plus, and this may not be an issue to you, but the problems that everyone suggests as their favorites are probably going to be the ones with most people on them. I think it's fun to meet new people, give and receive encouragement, a spot, but I dislike the scene with a dozen people standing preening around with their dogs, boom boxes, etc.
Fat Dad
From Los Angeles, CA
Joined Nov 9, 2007
137 points
Dec 13, 2012
@Fat Dad, thanks for the insight. I agree I don't need a peanut gallery either.. That's how I like to climb too, not knowing what I'm getting on and then coming back here and finding out I onsighted 12a or a v8 is always fun too. Not that I climb that strong. I'm just a noob to bishop And thought I could get some idea of where to start. Maybe also we will all figure out what the best liked problem is, so far it looks like Strength in Numbers Wil Sterner
From Topanga, California
Joined Jul 26, 2012
42 points
Dec 13, 2012
high plains drifter Eric Whitbeck
Joined Mar 27, 2006
319 points
Dec 13, 2012
Jedi Mind Tricks
Suspended in Silence
Seven Spanish Angels
Strength in Numbers
Lydia's Mouth
High Plains Drifter
Iron Man Traverse
The Fang


I was just there for the first time last weekend. It was awesome!
MorganH
Joined Sep 14, 2010
187 points
Dec 13, 2012
Hippos kill people
Picturesque, fun climbing, high enough for a touch...
Picturesque, fun climbing, high enough for a touch of spice... Jedi Mind Tricks.




Whiskey Beer and Spliff hits for breakfast was fun too,

Strength in Numbers, Hulk and Serengetti are all Classic (SIN the best of them). 7 Spanish Angels for sure (beware the evening gangbang session, or if you feed off the energy, then go for it!)

Suspended is really cool and well, what everyone else said.
germsauce
Joined Jun 14, 2010
66 points
Dec 13, 2012
The two that I have pictures of next to my garage wall are Soulslinger and Stained Glass. They are that good.

Soulslinger


Stained Glass
david quatro
Joined Feb 28, 2006
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