Routes on Bishop's Peak

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We like Bishop's Peak

Mike Schaaf • almost 7 years ago
My home crag for 4 1/2 years. Some fun climbing for locals and definitely worth checking out if your passing through the Central Coast, but with such amazing climbing near by its nothing special
Drew LaPlante • about 7 years ago
Bishop's Peak is located in the beautiful college town of San Luis Obispo, CA. The crag is located on the most prominent mountain peak in SLO, with a short beautiful hike through lush forest overlooking the town below. Although other walls cover the area, Cracked Wall is most visited, as it contains the widest variety of difficulty. Routes on Cracked Wall range from 5.6 to 5.12+. The crag is located directly off the walking trail with perfect areas to belay from, underneath shady trees and beautiful rock. The top half of each route finishes above the tree line, where, while you shake out and get psyched for the finishing moves, you can look back and see an even more spectacular view of SLO. Every line is bolted, with an approach from either side of the crag to set up top ropes across the wall. Climbers mainly consist of laid back college students who range from beginner to advance climbers, all of which are stoked to climb, and help out. In other words, this is a great place to bring beginners, or crush hard if you are an experienced climber. Pack a lunch and a hammock to belay from, meet some SLO friends, and enjoy a nice day on beautiful Bishop's Peak, Cracked Wall. Enjoy the SLO life!
Alex Biale • about 7 years ago
Bishop's Peak. BOOM. This peak is located in the beautiful town of San Luis Obispo, CA. You can pick it out from the other peaks in SLO by the large "P" that lies on the famous P-Wall, the tallest wall on Bishop's Peak. This peak is home to several different cliffs spread out all around the peak. The most popular one, due to it's convenience and grade variation, is the Cracked Wall. The hike up to this cliff is super easy and well worth it for a fun day of climbing in the shade with good friends and a packed lunch!! On this wall you'll find routes ranging from 5.6 to a possible 5.12+. Most of the routes on the Cracked Wall can be accessible by TR. The harder routes that lie in the middle of the wall, however, require a lead. The P-Wall, a little father along the steep trail, is the cliff for those of you who want to get your trad on! There are also a couple of fun and moderate multi-pitch routes on this wall. Now if none of this seems appealing enough to you and you're feeling like finding something NEW and snagging your FA... then head to the very tip top of Bishop's Peak. Here you will find a very steep, short, and nearly blank wall. If you're feeling strong and have a bolt gun and the crimp strength to pull onto the wall, this would be a very beautiful and amazing line!!

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