By Niccolò Ceria
Bishop had been on my mind for a long time. I had built up what Bishop climbing would be like in my imagination, especially after the enormous attention that it got from Big Up Production’s Dosage and other videos.
In the morning light the Bishop landscape looked like a moonscape and all the boulders were so close together. My expectations for this place had been building for years and I hurried from one classic problem to another: From Mandala (V12) to Buttermilker (V13), from Evilution Direct (V11) to Saigon (V6) and so on. At first, everything looked great and amazing but after a few minutes of climbing I discovered how sharp the rock was, with low quality and painful holds.