BISHOP FALL HIGHBALL CRAGGIN' CLASSIC

November 3-5, 2017

This November 3rd - 5th, the American Alpine Club, CAMP USA, and Adidas invite you to the one and only, the world's most world-class climbing mecca, Bishop, California for the 10th annual Eastside-climbing-celebration-mega-throw-down, the Bishop Fall Highball Craggin' Classic!

About the Highball:
This 3-day climbing festival is a true celebration of climbing in the Eastern Sierra. Started a decade ago by local climbers looking to clean up the Buttermilks and afterwards drink some beers with friends, the Highball has always been a grassroots event by climbers, for local climbers. The event has grown to feature films, climbing clinics, slideshows, music, games, gear, and good times--all in a massive celebration right in the heart of downtown Bishop. And of course, we have incredible participation in our local stewardship projects, which take place both in the Volcanic Tablelands as well as the Buttermilks.

Happening in 2017:
The 2017 event hosts a full lineup of climbing clinics taught by pros and local guiding outfit Sierra Mountain Guides--these cover important and useful skills and cater to  beginners and experts alike. Our DownTown ThrowDown--hosted by our local friends at Mountain Rambler Brewery, June Lake Brewing Co. and Black Sheep Coffee Roasters--features local food trucks (tamales!), local Eastside-brewed beer, an extensive silent auction and raffle where you can score some incredible deals on top-end gear, not to mention the music, games, good people, and high fives which abound.

On Friday we will kick off the weekend at our downtown location and then head across the street to the Bishop Twin Theatre for a special screening of the short film Alpinists at Large, about an expedition to China gone awry, followed by a presentation by Adidas athlete Kevin Jorgeson where we will be regaled with tales from his storied climbing career. Bring your questions, comments, and heckling spirit for this fun presentation.  

Saturday get after what you really love: climbing. Attend a clinic and learn some new skills, rub shoulders with pro athletes, and spend some time on the stone around beautiful Bishop, California.

Saturday evening the party will continue in downtown Bishop. New for 2017, we are hosting Mountainfilm on Tour right here on the Eastside. With submissions from Cedar Wright, Renan Ozturk, and others, be prepared for short films about climbing, skiing, kayaking, the dirtbag lifestyle, and adventure galore.

And of course on Sunday morning, join us for a free volunteer breakfast and select volunteer raffle, followed by our Eastside stewardship projects to give back to the places where we play. Sign up for those projects Saturday night, or just show up on Sunday.

It's the 10th year of the Highball. Which means a good party. And good climbing. In the Eastern Sierra. More need not be said.


REGISTRATION:

**Online registration for the Bishop Fall Highball Craggin' Classic has now closed. Tickets and clinics may still be available on a walk-in basis, first come first served, however space is not guaranteed. 

GENERAL WEEKEND PASS: $30
Includes: Event entrance Friday, Saturday, and Sunday including access to all entertainment (some limited seating may apply); AAC trucker hat and event cup; beer for those 21+; and a Sunday volunteer local breakfast and coffee from Black Sheep Coffee Roasters. Event ticket price does not include clinics or lodging/camping. 

CLINIC REGISTRATION: $70
Step up your climbing game by taking a clinic hosted by local pros at Sierra Mountain Guides and taught by one of many experienced pro climbers, including Carlo Traversi, Kate Rutherford, Doug Robinson, Josh Huckaby, Ben Rueck, Paul McSorley, Chelsea Rude, Libby Sauter, Blake Harrington, and more. All clinics run Saturday, November 4th from 8:00am to 4:00pm. See below for clinic descriptions and details.

*Current AAC members will receive a 10% discount upon registration checkout.

**Please check back regularly for any event updates.


EVENT SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

  • 5:00 PM: Kick-Off Party in Downtown Bishop
    Start the weekend off right with beers, music, and good times in downtown Bishop. Come hang out, listen to some grooves, and lounge around and share a beer with our event partners and athletes, and then head across the street for the evening entertainment. 

  • 5:30 PM: Climbing in Payahuunadu & Protecting Public Lands Panel Discussion 
    Tools and knowledge for climbers to respect native people and culture to protect the places we care about. The purpose of this panel is to introduce the climbing community to the Indigenous history, culture, and context of the Bishop, California region (known as Payahuunadu by the Paiute) and to equip climbers with knowledge and tools that can assist in building positive and productive relationships with native people to protect public lands.

  • 8:00 PM: Alpinists at Large at Bishop Twin Theatre
    Doors open at 7:30 pm at the Bishop Twin Theatre (237 N Main St. Bishop, CA 93514). Seating in the theater is limited and tickets do not guarantee a seat--show up early and grab a space in line to secure a good spot.

    In 1981 Jack Tackle, Jim Donini, Kim Schmitz, Jim Kanzler, and Greg Thomsen traveled to the newly opened mountains of central China to attempt the South Face of then unclimbed Mt Siguniang. Retreating from the mountain in defeat, the team engaged in outrageous hijinks that, until recently, were too embarrassing to share publicly. This film gathers the four surviving members to learn about their experiences in China in 1981 and highlight their hilarious account with animated images from the expedition. Hugely entertaining.

  • 8:15 PM: Kevin Jorgeson: Untold Stores from the Boulders to the Big Walls at Bishop Twin Theatre
    Doors open at 7:30 pm at the Bishop Twin Theatre (237 N Main St. Bishop, CA 93514). Seating in the theater is limited and tickets do not guarantee a seat--show up early and grab a space in line to secure a good spot.

    Settle in for a special presentation from the big wall free-climbing master, Kevin Jorgeson. His story telling session will be guided as much by audience curiosity (questions and heckling welcome!) than anything else.

  • 9:00 PM: After-Party at Downtown Event HQ (outside Black Sheep Coffee Roasters)
    After the show, head back across the street and enjoy a beer on the house from Mountain Rambler Brewery.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

  • 8:00 AM - 4:00PM: Climbing Clinics taught by the Pros and Hosted by Sierra Mountain Guides
    Learning from those that are masters at their craft can seriously benefit your climbing. Sign up for a climbing clinic taught by the professional climbing athletes and local climbing guides and up your game. Everyone has something to learn. Climbers of all abilities are welcome, though basic climbing knowledge and proficiency is expected.

    Please show up 15-20 minutes early, ready to go, at the event headquarters in downtown Bishop. 
    See below for clinic descriptions and details.

  • 4:15 PM: FREE Yoga for Climbers at FlowMotion Pilates
    After a day spent climbing and learning, indulge in some much needed stretching for injury prevention. We will focus on organized mobility in the shoulders, elbows, and wrists, and make sure to move all of our joints and tissues for a full body, rejuvenating class. Give your body some love before the party commences! FlowMotion Pilates is located at: 168 W Line St, Bishop, CA 93514

  • 4:00 PM: Downtown ThrowDown Climber Celebration Party with Mountain Rambler Brewery
    Join and howl at the moon at our annual climber gathering in downtown Bishop! The evening will feature free swag and gear handouts; free local beer (21+); a massive silent auction and raffle featuring amazing deals on top end gear; vendor village and games; local food; music and more! Always good times. Always. Guaranteed.

  • 7:30 PM: Mountainfilm on Tour at the Bishop Twin Theatre
    Doors open at 7:00 pm at the Bishop Twin Theatre (237 N Main St. Bishop, CA 93514). Seating in the theater is limited and tickets do not guarantee a seat--show up early and grab a space in line to secure a good spot.

    When the time is right, head across the street to the Bishop Twin Theatre and grab a seat. Mountainfilm on Tour showcases nonfiction stories about climbing, environmental, cultural, and social justice issues that matter, for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

  • 8:30 AM: Volunteer Breakfast in downtown Bishop
    Rally the crew back downtown for a free volunteer breakfast. Enjoy local grub and coffee from Black Sheep Coffee Roasters! Sweat it out early with the rest of us!
     
  • 9:00 AM: Eastside Stewardship Projects in the Buttermilks & Tablelands with Friends of the Inyo
    With your belly full, sign up for an Eastside Stewardship Project and do your part in giving back. Hosted by Friends of the Inyo, the Highball offers your choice of projects in either the Buttermilks or the Volcanic Tablelands. Help out and take some ownership of the great climbing and fragile ecosystem of the Eastern Sierra--it needs your love! 

CLINIC OFFERINGS:

Learning from those that are masters at their craft can seriously benefit your climbing. Sign up for a climbing clinic taught by the professional climbing athletes and local climbing guides and up your game. Hosted by local guiding outfit, Sierra Mountain Guides.

All clinics run Saturday, November 4th from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Clinics hold 10 individuals each, unless otherwise stated, with 1-2 instructors per clinic. Please show up 15-20 minutes early, ready to go, at the event headquarters in downtown Bishop. Climbers of all abilities are welcome, though basic climbing knowledge and proficiency is expected. All clinic attendees will need to fill out a Sierra Mountain Guides waiver, either digitally or in paper before the clinic.

Personal Equipment Needed: All clinic participants should have the following on hand: Personal climbing equipment including shoes, harness, chalk, helmet, personal anchor and belay/rappel equipment, hiking shoes, lunch/calories, hydration, and appropriate clothing for climbing. If additional equipment is required for a specific clinic will be noted in that clinic's description.

  • SMOKES ROCKCOURSE: A BUTTERMILK ADVENTURE with Doug Robinson, presented by Icebreaker
    Embark upon a true Buttermilk adventure and a journey through local climbing history on this very special guided tour of Smoke's Rock Course in the Buttermilks led by climbing “golden-era” legend Doug Robinson. Smoke's Rock Course is an old-school, class 4 and 5 scramble across the Buttermilk country, first explored by Eastside climbing pioneer Smoke Blanchard.  Your adventure will involve scrambling, climbing, chimneys, jumping, scooting, and hopping your way across the granite formations and should only be embarked upon by those with adequate climbing skills and those comfortable climbing 4th and easy 5th class without a rope or harness. This is a true treat, a locals secret, and some of the most fun you can have on the Eastside! This clinic is presented by Sierra Mountain Guides. Limited to 8 participants.

    • About Doug: Fifty-five years of climbing experience including dozens of first ascents on ice, rock, and alpine terrain, Doug cut his teeth on Yosemite granite during the Valley’s Golden Age in the sixties. Doug is widely known as the father of clean climbing. In addition to developing climbing protection that allowed clean, non-destructive climbing to be possible, Doug’s essay, “The Whole Natural Art of Protection,” sparked the movement. In 1973, he made the first clean ascent of the face of Half Dome with Galen Rowell and Dennis Hennek, solidifying the clean-climbing revolution when the climb and ethics were featured as the cover story of National Geographic magazine.

    • PREREQUISITES: Must be comfortable scrambling and climbing ropeless on 4th and easy fifth class terrain.

  • HUGE DAYS WITH A LIGHT RACK with Josh Huckaby, presented by CAMP USA
    There are few things more fascinating or fulfilling than proficiently negotiating technical terrain on huge rock routes. Here, proficiency is the key … when everything we know and all the training we do comes together to create a very particular kind of accomplishment. This clinic is designed to explore the strategies and tactics involved in trying to improve our efficiency on big multi-pitch rock routes so we can ultimately move faster and climb higher. We will be studying the skills, the gear, and our objectives in order to distill this vast subject matter down to a digestible set of strategies and tactics that we can exercise in our regular climbing and training routines. The CAMP athletes teaching these clinics are absolute experts on the subject with bold first ascents around the world and numerous speed records across the United States from the Naked Edge in Eldorado Canyon to the Nose on El Capitan. See the clinic curriculum for more details
    • About Josh: Josh Huckaby is an alpinist based out of Bishop, California. He has spent years big-wall climbing in Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra, wracking up first ascents and notable repeats. More recently, he has set his sights on Southern Patagonia. Josh climbed the North Pillar of Fitz Roy and the Ragni on Cerro Torre. In addition, he established first ascents on the South Face of De la S, "Carne y Papas"and "Manos y mas Manos," a 7 summit traverse deep in the Torre Valley. Josh has spent 5 seasons now chasing his El Chalten dreams, living at the best summer camp ever! In the off seasons, he works for Search and Rescue in Yosemite Valley. 

    • PREREQUISITES: Some previous experience climbing outdoors and a desire to get out into the mountains lighter and faster.

  • INTRO TO TRAD CLIMBING with Carlo Traversi, presented by Black Diamond
    Interested in taking on the sharp end in the High Sierra? A WIDE world of climbing awaits those who learn how to trad climb, and this is a great place to start the journey. This clinic will introduce the gear, strategy, and process of trad climbing. Students will have the opportunity to lead on mock-belay and receive instructor feedback on placements and technique. And who better to learn from than one of the strongest climbers living today, Carlo Traversi? He is a true master of the craft.

    • About Carlo: Hailing from Santa Rosa, California, Carlo Traversi began rock climbing at the age of 14. The local gym, Vertex Climbing Center, became his second home in a matter of months and the supportive community of local climbers inspired him to perfect his abilities both on plastic and rock. Frequent trips to Bishop, Yosemite, and Lake Tahoe during his teenage years also played a huge role in sculpting the climber that he is today. Within the last five years, he has managed continued progress a climber, culminating with a spring 2011 ascent of The Game V15, considered to be one of the hardest boulder problems in the world. Today, Carlo spends as much time possible traveling and experiencing the world, climbing the hardest boulders, producing media, and teaching clinics for Professional Climbers International. Learn more about Carlo here.
    • PREREQUISITES: Top rope belay experience required, lead belay experience preferable.

    • EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Personal climbing equipment including shoes, harness, helmet, personal anchor and belay/rappel equipment, closed-toed hiking shoes, lunch/calories, hydration, and appropriate climbing clothing. Please bring a rack of hardware/protection if you have one, as instructors will have a limited amount of gear to share.

  • THE ART OF THE PROJECT with Ben Rueck, presented by CAMP USA
    The Art of the Project is an intensive clinic designed to help climbers break into new levels of difficulty within a single pitch environment. To develop the curriculum, we worked with CAMP athlete Ben Rueck who credits his growth as a climber to learning and understanding the art of project. The curriculum is designed to put a structure behind projecting that can be used to dissect and accomplish our objectives. The clinic covers the emotional, mental, and physical parts of the process from the perspective of athletes who have had to use these very tools to push their climbing to new levels.

    • Here is a short introduction from the author and instructor: "Two years and over 50 falls had gone into trying to send Gutless Wonder (5.14b), my first climb at that grade.  I can only estimate the falls because after thirty of them, I’d just quit counting.  I wanted to walk away from the 50 degree lime stone wall and sweep the idea of red-pointing this Colorado test piece under the rug.  But I couldn’t and I wouldn’t.  There was an indescribable pull that forced me to grow as a climber and as a person –– as well as plant the seed for this clinic.  It all started with a simple shift in my mental framework, ‘It is not so much the Why, but the How that matters.’

      Easy phrase to speak aloud, but it took ten years for me to grasp and understand …

      I needed to stop asking why I could not climb the sequence and I needed to start asking how I could climb the sequence. Suddenly a map opened before me and I could understand the things that needed to happen if I was going to succeed. That map is what I have tried to put structure behind for clinic attendees."

    • PREREQUISITES: Experience climbing outdoors including lead climbing and lead belaying.

  • WOMEN’S TRAD CLIMBING & ANCHOR BUILDING with Jasmin Caton, presented by Patagonia
    Girls just wanna have fun! Come learn important tips and tricks about traditional climbing from Jasmin Caton. Everything from anchor building, hand jams, love, snacks, laughter and footwear are important. We will get down to the nitty gritty details on the how and why of crack climbing and big mountain adventures.

    • About Jasmin: After a childhood spent adventuring with her family in the mountainous backwoods of British Columbia, Jasmin caught the climbing bug at age 19. She moved into her car and followed the seasons from Squamish to Yosemite and all the crags in between. Her passion for climbing has brought her back to the mountains of BC where she seeks untouched alpine stone, wild camping and beautiful backcountry swimming spots. Jasmin’s day at the office typically includes instructing aspiring rock and ski guides for the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides or leading skiers through blower backcountry powder at Valhalla Mountain Touring.

    • PREREQUISITES: Some previous experience climbing outdoors.

  • ADVANCED SELF-RESCUE with Paul McSorely, presented by Arc'Teryx
    Climbing remote routes in the mountains or on big walls can and (eventually) will lead to some dicey situations. Learn the strategies and techniques of self-rescue so that when the shit hits the fan you can react appropriately and efficiently and get down safely. This clinic will teach you the skills to turn the complex problem of self-rescue into a manageable task. You will learn how to escape the belay, tandem rappel, create improvised ascending and rappelling systems, and make the right decision when there are 'no good options'.

    • About Paul: For the last twenty years Paul has practiced all types of climbing all over the world. It doesn't matter if he's doing trad, sport, blocs, ice, mixed, alpine or aid, Paul just loves pushing his limits in the vertical world. For Paul, new routes are the most rewarding—from scrubbing a crack in Squamish to slogging up a virgin summit on the Patagonian icecap, the adventure of a first ascent never gets old. Amongst his notable first ascents, Paul has established new routes on Cerro Fitzroy, Cerro de la Mariposa, Cerro Piritas, and Aguja Innominata.

    • ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED: ATC Guide or Petzl Reverso Belay Device, a personal prussic (1.5 meter x 7mm), a longer cordalette (5 meter x 7mm), double length sling (120cm).

    • PREREQUISITES: Some previous experience climbing outdoors.

  • KNOWING THE ROPES, presented by the American Alpine Club
    AAC Education has been taking controversial climbing topics head on for the last 6 years. The most controversial topics in climbing tend to generate fervor because misinformation, dogma, and rigid problem-solving often characterize what we think we know about some of the most foundational skills in American climbing. These knowledge gaps often lead to accidents, but it’s not always the novice climber that gets hurt. Intermediate and advanced climbers also fall victim to knowledge gaps.

    The Know the Ropes sampler is a clinic for any climber that wants to get off the Mountain Project forum and have a real hands-on myth-busting, set-the-record-straight, interactive educational session on the following topics: Belaying in single pitch and multipitch; Rappelling; Cleaning an anchor in a single pitch setting; Anchor building.

    • PREREQUISITES: This clinic is appropriate for any climber at any phase in their climbing.  If participants have prior experience with the clinic topics, the clinic can be more hands-on.  If not, the clinic still has informational value for those that might not yet be ready to practice in 5th class terrain.

  • BIGWALL CLIMBING BASICS with Libby Sauter, presented by Adidas
    Big wall climbing doesn't have to be all hard labor and suffering. Whether you are brand new to aid climbing or Big Wall objectives or an experienced wall climber, come and learn streamlined big wall systems to help with your next adventure.  In this clinic you will learn how to jumar with efficiently and with ease, how to lead aid pitches smoothly and effectively pass off gear, how to set up big wall anchors and rigging systems, and much more. This clinic will cover everything you need to know for a slow cruise up El Cap or your next "in a day" ascent of the Nose.  Bring any personal big wall gear you can (daisy chains, jumars, aid ladders, etc.) Come play with the gear, learn the mechanics of aid climbing, and practice setting up a portaledge and hauling system with professional big wall climber, Libby Sauter.

    • About Libby: Libby Sauter has spent nearly a decade climbing big walls in Yosemite. She has completed over 20 ascents of El Capitan, several female speed records including the Nose with Mayan Smith Gobat, and many big Yosemite link-ups including two El Capitan Routes in a day and the El Cap/Half Dome link-up. She splits her time between mountain running, climbing, and working as a nurse for an NGO in the Middle East.

    • PREREQUISITES: Experience climbing outdoors including lead climbing and lead belaying. 

  • WOMEN'S EFFICIENT SPORT CLIMBING with Chelsea Rude, presented by Adidas
    Climbing efficiently is critical to climbing well. In no arena is this more prevalent than in pumpy sport climbs, where the clock is often ticking and ticking fast. Sending routes, pushing your grades, and trying hard require a delicate balance of properly applied effort as well as mental planing and control. In this sport climbing clinic you will learn how to climb smarter, plain and simple. This is a comprehensive clinic on improving your game so that you can push through to the next level. Topics covered will include everything from route reading and preparation, proper resting technique, managing your heart rate, proper self-talk, pacing, clipping technique, climbing smoothly, etc. etc. Let Chelsea's many years as a world-ranked climber and coach show you how to progress past your strength levels and be a smarter, as well as stronger, climber. Climbing with Chelsea will give you a whole bag of tricks to bring to the crag so that you can succeed.

    • About Chelsea: Chelsea is a professional climber and coach. She coaches a local youth team in Boulder, and was one of the coaches for the US Climbing Team for a few years (2010-2013). In addition she has served on many committees within USA Climbing. She is currently focusing more of her energy on going on to graduate school to become a physician's assistant, but is still holding on tight to sending hard outside. Chelsea is currently ranked top 10 in the world for both sport climbing and bouldering. She has sent multiple 5.14’s and V11's. Learn more about Chelsea.

    • PREREQUISITES: Must be able to lead 5.9 comfortably.

  • IMPROVISED SELF-RESCUE, presented by the American Alpine Club
    Self-Rescue curricula rarely focus on the scenarios that actually routinely happen. Our clinic will spend less time focusing on unlikely scenarios like incapacitated climbers or leader-rescue and more time focusing on the awkward scenarios that every climber eventually experiences: Rope gets stuck when you try to pull it; Rope Drag is so severe the leader can’t move; I dropped my belay device; My rope doesn’t make it to the next rap station.

    • PREREQUISITES: This clinic has value for any climber at any phase in their climbing.  If participants to do not have traditional lead climbing experience or multi pitch climbing experience, the hands-on portions of the clinics will likely be limited to ground school.

    • ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Specific rescue tools (2 5mm nylon prussic loops or Sterling Hollowblocks, 2 48" slings, 2 7mm nylon cordellette, a mechanical assisted braking device, a tube style belay device with plaquette function like an ATC Guide or Reverso, 4 extra HMS style locking carabiners). 

  • STEPPIN' UP: GRANITE CLIMBING & FOOTWORK with Blake Harrington, presented by Scarpa
    Most granite climbing involves near-vertical cruxes and subtle footholds or large-but-not-particularly-friendly "macro" features such as aretes, compression rails, and stemming corners. Granite is a tough mistress, however improving your game on this type of rock will make you a stronger climber. Think: balance, technique, trust, precise placements, weighting and unweighting, recognition, etc. etc. Join Scarpa athlete Blake Harrington and learn how to use your feet to overcome the often-exasperating lack of hand holds on granite trad and sport climbs.

    • About Blake: Blake Herrington has climbed on granite throughout the world, including completing granite sport and trad routes up to 5.13+, and new alpine granite routes up to 5.12. He is the author of the book "Cascades Rock" which details many classic granite routes in Washington and BC.

    • PREREQUISITES: This clinic has value for any climber at any phase in their climbing.

  • TRAD CLIMBING & BIG WALL EFFICIENCY with Beth Rodden, presented by Outdoor Research
    Climbing long routes can be really fun, but it can also be really daunting. In this clinic we'll cover efficient belay changes, options for anchors, options for what to bring and when to bring it. We will also cover when to jumar or haul versus just free climbing. And most of all, just answer any questions you may have! 

    • About Beth: Beth has been climbing for more than two decades. From sport climbing to big wall free climbing, she's established herself as one of the most well rounded climbers out there. She's freed three routes on El Capitan, established 5.14 sport climbs and trad climbs. Her latest adventure is less about hard climbing and more about endurance: motherhood. She can be found chasing Theo around her favorite climbing areas that have been so integral in her life. 

    • PREREQUISITES: Top rope belay experience required, lead belay experience preferred.

  • YOGA & CLIMBING with Olivia Hsu, presented by Five Ten.
    Learn how yoga can compliment your climbing. Yoga requires strength, flexibility, and focus... just like climbing. This workshop will explore yoga and how this can compliment your climbing,  increase strength and flexibility, and help with injury prevention. We will explore yoga movement and climbing movement. You will gain skills such as body and breath awareness and techniques to move more efficiently on rock. Learn yoga moves that will help you increase your high stepping abilities and moves to help strengthen your core. The workshop will include a yoga session followed by climbing.

    • About Olivia: Olivia Hsu has spent over half of her life defying gravity, 20 years later and having traveling to over two dozen countries later she pursues climbing with the same passion as the first time she tied in. Olivia's roots are in trad climbing but has branched out in all the disciplines of climbing be it sport, trad, bouldering and ice. She sees them all as an art of movement. She is also a certified yoga teacher and has found it to be the perfect complimentto climbing,  cultivating focus and flexibility on both the mental and physical levels.  She has studied Ashtanga for nearly two decades and has been studying continuously with Richard Freeman and Tim Miller for over a decade. Being an elite level athlete she has been able to find the delicate balance between practice and training and understands the myriad ways in which yoga complements doing what you love.

    • Prerequisites: Passion for climbing and for learning.


ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

CAMPING:

Because the Bishop Fall Highball is held (most awesomely) in downtown Bishop, camping is neither included nor provided. 

However, there are numerous lodging options within the city of Bishop. We encourage you to stay in town, support Bishop, and have the freedom to drink and hang out late without the worry of finding someone to drive you back to your tent. The Red Roof Inn (150 E Elm St) is offering a 25% discount to Highball attendees, and a 15% discount for AAC members who visit Bishop any other time of the year. Mention the Highball when booking to receive a discount.

There is also free dispersed camping on the Inyo National Forest around the Buttermilks and/or BLM land surrounding the Tablelands. For only $2 a night, stay at the Climber Campground at The Pleasant Valley Pit or $10 at Pleasant Valley Campground.  


Questions ?
If you have any questions regarding the Bishop Fall Highball Craggin' Classic, please contact Event Coordinator McKenzie Long at [email protected]


The 2017 Bishop Fall Highball Craggin' Classic is presented by:


Photos: AAC staff member Jeff Deikis