We're Really Up Here

In the spring of 2007, I quit my desk job and set out on a climbing road trip. This is everything that happened after that.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving in Bishop

Even though I can get spanked on world class granite boulders about 15 minutes from home, it's way more fun to get spanked on world class granite boulders in California. So that's where we decided to go for Thanksgiving.

I'd never been to Bishop, so I was pretty psyched to see what all the hype is about. The first thing I knew about Bishop is when you go there, you're supposed to take pictures of boulders with mountains in the background, and use depth of field in some clever way to make the picture more interesting. So, here's my take on that whole thing.

The second thing I knew about Bishop is that the bouldering is phenomenal, which turned out to be true. We only had 2 days, but that was more than enough time to get thrashed and see some of the classics. Shanghai has to go down next visit, and I want to get stronger so I can take a better shot at High Plains Drifter. What an amazing problem.

Caroline mostly played Mandolin all weekend, giving us a nice soundtrack to enjoy our surroundings even more. As a side note, Officer Troy of the Nevada Highway Patrol is very polite and professional. Thanks for bringing it down to 75 in a 70 Officer Troy, you saved me $150!


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