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Bishop here I come!

It’s been decided, I’m heading down to Bishop during my Spring break. As most of you probably know, the 2010 Olympics are going to be held in Vancouver in under two weeks now. They’ve already started shutting down roads for the Olympics as well as jack up parking fees. They’re trying to convince 33% of people who drive to work to either take public transit or stay at home. They’re afraid that with all the traffic, it’ll be grid locked for most of the day. That aside, I’ve decided to go to Bishop. It took a bit of convincing but I’ll be going down with at least Jamie Chong. Our tentative plans are to leave after school on Feb 12th, and come back on the 23rd. I also managed to snag mens Olympic quarter-final hockey tickets on the 24th, so I’m aiming to get back for that. I haven’t been to Bishop in 2 years. Two years ago, I went down with my family just after Christmas and stayed for the New Year plus a couple of weeks. Just after New Years, there was a huge snowstorm while we were in Reno dropping off my parents and when we got back, there was 3 feet of snow everywhere. After a few more days, the snow settled in and it was climbable. This was when I did Mandala SDS! I’ve put together a tentative list of boulders I’d like to get on and they are as follows:
  • The Swarm 8B+ Secrets of the beehive
  • Spectre 8B Pollen Grains
  • The Buttermilker 8A+ Buttermilks
  • A Maze of Death 8A+ Buttermilks
  • A Scanner Darkly 8A+ Buttermilks
  • Form Destroyer 8A+ Buttermilks
  • Stained Glass 7C+ Buttermilks
Those are just a few boulders I’d like to look at and try.  If there’s any others that you recommend, I’m open to options.  I’ll only be in Bishop for 10 days, so most likely, I’m not going to get around to trying all these boulders.

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    DaveH

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    When I was there a couple months ago I did Rorschach Test and Xavier’s Roof. I see you’ve done Rorschach test before. Xavier’s Roof is still worth it. It’s such a beautiful roof.

    Redrum Sit too. Such a perfect boulder problem in every way.

    Rio’s Secret Arete!

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