|Heavenly Path Boulder
Climb jugs to a large hueco/undercling. Pull onto the the slab for an exciting finish on crimps. Beautiful.
West face of the 'Heavenly Path Boulder' which will be on your right as you hike in on the main trail. Lots of other nice easy lines can be found in the neighborhood.
|By Tavis Ricksecker|
From: Bishop, ca
Aug 3, 2007
Heavenly Path is a great problem. DrTopo.com, however, is a site that collects advertisement money by ripping off other people's topos, like they did with Mick Ryan's Bishop topos. Take a look if you like, but if you find the topos useful, please purchase Bishop Bouldering by Mick Ryan and Wills Young and support the guys who actually did the work of putting these topos together.
PS, try Heavenly Path in the full moon sans pad or spotter for a little extra excitement, and revel in the heavenly glory!
|By Will S|
From: Joshua Tree
Dec 6, 2008
rating: V0- 4- PG13
A fantastic problem for the area, but nowhere near V1/.11-. If this were on a route, it'd be about 5.10a, if that.
From: seattle, wa
Apr 29, 2009
intense high ball until you actually commit to the move and then it was straight forward and holds exactly where you need them over the lip.
take a up a collection for pads if it makes you feel better, no one will deny you the added foam.
|By Peter Franzen|
From: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 4, 2010
rating: V1 5 PG13
What is the general feeling regarding whether this problem is chipped/manufactured?
I find it extremely unlikely that there is a perfectly spaced ladder of horizontal edges in the black patina (with a light scar above each one) right above the huge jug.
It's a great problem, but more than any other line here I suspect some manufacturing went into it.
|By Colonel Mustard|
From: Reno, NV
May 29, 2011
Great problem, much easier once committed to as noted above.
Re: Peter's comment, I didn't get the feeling the holds were manufactured at all while up there. Of course, I was just focusing on the climb at that point. I don't see why anybody would manufacture holds on a V1?
|By Adam Winters|
From: the Shire
Aug 16, 2011
rating: V0 4 PG13
I don't think these edges were chipped. Most of them are actually micro "flakes" and you can't really manufacture a flake (unless you're very talented and have too much time on your hands). This face is just blessed with perfect edges (look at 'Celestial Trail' to the right) and I completely agree with Will S, this is 5.9/.10a tops..
|By Aron Quiter|
From: Oakland, CA
Jan 2, 2012
No way was this chipped. There was probably some loose edges on top of the existing holes, which broke off during cleaning with hands on the first ascent, or with feet on the 10,000 sends this route has seen since. It's not a V1, but it is REALLY fun!
Aug 11, 2013
rating: V1 5 R
Ultra classic. Great line, great movement.
Probably V0+ to repeat, but the slight mental battle to commit to the slab makes it V1 first time around.
Dec 2, 2013
rating: V0+ 4+ PG13
Easy but if you are not confident in your footwork or highballs please bring a couple pads and a spotter. A guy the other day was climbing alone, and if it wasn't for my friend and I running to spot him he would of smacked his head on the ground.