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Summit Blocks - West

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Get Back Loretta 
Room With A View 

Summit Blocks - West 

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Submitted By: M.Morley on Feb 5, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: West Summit Blocks on Bishop Peak. [[Get Back Lor...


Bishop Peak has 3 separate summit blocks. As you hike up the main trail to the top of the peak, they are (R to L) the East (Main) Block, the Middle (True Summit) Block, and the West Block. While the East Block saw route activity as early as 1970 by Rusty Garing and friends (Flakes to Fresno being the most notable line), the West Block was overlooked until recently.

A half dozen new routes were put up in the spring of 2005 by Ken Klis, Tom Slater, and Mike Morley, ranging from 5.10c to 5.12. Get Back Loretta (5.11c) and Edgeucation [sic] (5.11a) are the standouts of the bunch. Routes are about 40' high. Bring a light rack to supplement bolts for protection if leading.

Slater's new guidebook, due to be out in March, will have route descriptions and photos.

Getting There 

Follow the main hiking trail to the summit of Bishop Peak. At the "saddle", make your way west (left) to the farthest cluster with the black "cave" at the base. Get Back Loretta ascends the leftside corner.

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Summit Blocks - West:
Room With A View   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Get Back Loretta 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a  CA : Central Coast : ... : Summit Blocks - West
Get Back Loretta ascends the left side of the West Summit Block. Climb past 5 bolts on fair to excellent rock to a delicate, but well-protected crux. Should clean up nicely with a few more ascents....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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