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Climbing round Bishop, Ca., Autumn 2011

The volcanic columns of the Owens River Gorge, California.

Descending the track down into the Owens River Gorge.

Sierra Nevada, Ca.

Sierra Nevada, Ca.

The old man of the mountains dressed for a concert.

Los Lobos in concert in Bishop, Ca.

The Gong Show Crag (a contender for the worst crag name ever?), Rock Creek, Ca. One of a number of granite crags on the eastern side of the Sierra range.

An impressive belay spot on the appropriately-named Overexposure (5.9).

Boel on belay while Rick leads the second pitch.

Boel following Wages of Skin (5.10c)

Boel leads pitch 1 of Main Attraction (5.8).

Boel leading DMZ (5.10a).

Returning from the Gong Show Crag.

Sierra sunset.

Sierra sunset from the slope N of Bishop.

Peaks at the head of Pine Creek, Sierra range.

Pine Creek crags.

The laser-cut corner of Sheila (5.10a), Pratt's Crack Area, Pine Creek.

There's a route up the arete, too, but we didn't do it...

Boel following Rick's lead of Sheila (Photo: SP).

Boel follows Sheila.

Boel on Sheila.

SP on Sheila.

Pratt's Crack (a 5.9 off-width) is the prominent corner left of Sheila, and gives the area up this side drainage of Pine Creek its name.

Feed them sugar water and they'll love you for ever... A hummingbird at SP's bird-feeder.

They do sometimes sit still, but not for long.

View from our rest spot on the excellent lower Rock Creek MTB trail.

Updated 2012-07-17, rmcgregor*