Spring Break in Bishop

Photos by Alton Richardson - There is really only one thought that enters most California climbers' minds when spring break rolls around: Bishop. This last April, along with hundreds of other pad people, five climbers from the East Bay Area packed up and made the journey through the mountains to the East Side. We arrived in the Buttermilks for an extended weekend of hard crimping, committing topouts, gale force winds, and good times. Bishop has and always will be a special place for anyone who loves great rock and great landscapes. There is a lifetime of climbing possibilities to be had there, and no one person could experience everything there is to be climbed in a single lifetime.