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Bishop's Balcony 

A1 PG13

   
Type:  Aid
Consensus: A1 [details]
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Submitted By: Dave Alden on May 25, 2012

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Description 

The route begins up a pillar and continues into a crack that goes up the middle of a horizontal roof to it's edge. Around 30ft above the edge you'll find a small ledge to belay from. From here you can rapp down to the terrace, and then use the rapp bolts from the Bishop's Terrace route to reach the ground. A good route to practice roof aid techniques.


Location 

Ascends a horizontal roof up above Bishop's Terrace, and is best approached by climbing Bishop's Terrace (5.8).


Protection 

Mostly fixed, but angles and circleheads can be useful.



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By Osprey
From: ...
May 25, 2012

FA: Frank Sacherer, Gary Colliver - 11/1962

Pitch one, the approach pitch, historically used the 5.5 ramp (good quality) that accessed the right (east) side of the large, slopping balcony. This is approached by passing the base of Bishop's Terrace and proceeding up the steep gravel section. Once you reach the large boulder on top of the 700 Club, take a left and traverse a ledge to the west. Look for the ramp that climbs up and slightly right (5.5). This ramp is also a good place to take a beginner for practice either climbing or belaying off of a ledge, on natural gear, with exposure. There are chains at the top of this short pitch.

By Nathan Scherneck
From: Portland, OR
Jul 28, 2012

Some good images of Jack Miller on Bishops Roof on Ed Cooper's website.