Buttermilks. No, Not Pancakes!

Buttermilks. No, Not Pancakes!

Bouldering in the Buttermilks – Bishop, Ca Believe it or not, this was my first time bouldering outdoors. I have spent my climbing career roped in either sport or trad climbing. I have bouldered at an indoor climbing gym for training, just never found myself dropping my rope and gear on a climb day. It [...]

Bouldering in the Buttermilks – Bishop, Ca

Believe it or not, this was my first time bouldering outdoors. I have spent my climbing career roped in either sport or trad climbing. I have bouldered at an indoor climbing gym for training, just never found myself dropping my rope and gear on a climb day. It felt great to break in my new Organic Climbing crashpad and get my pump on.

I loved the social aspect of bouldering which contrasts the loaner style of trad climbing (where you usually only see your climbing partner after 100-200 feet and it’s only to swing leads). I had an amazing time pushing through some boulder problems with my friends, some old and some new. I sent a few V2s and have quite a few V4 projects in the works. I’ll be back, likely more than I am willing to admit.

A brief and somewhat incomplete list of the problems my friends and I worked on today:

  • Hero Roof (V0)
  • Ironman Traverse (V4)
  • Shelter From The Storm (V7)
  • Inner Sanctum (V2)
  • Around the World – Cave Area (V?)
  • Pain Grain SDS (V5/V7)
  • High Plains Drifter (V7?)
  • Go Granny Go (V5)
  • route to climber’s left of go granny go (V2)
  • Grandpa Peabody Boulder > Cave Problem (V4)
  • Boy and Girl Boulder (V0)
  • Flyboy (V8)

 


A very special thanks to Jeremy Pangilinan, an extremely gifted photographer, for snapping some amazing shots at The Buttermilks.

Guidebook: Bishop Bouldering by Wills Young and Mick Ryan

Location: The Buttermilks – Bishop, CA

 

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Ilana is a native of Southern California. She is an accomplished rock and ice climber and is the brains behind Thrillseekers Anonymous. Currently residing in Colorado, she is a Registered Trauma Emergency Department Nurse, who can be found leading her own adventures on days off. Ilana is an athlete ambassador with GoMacro, Arcteryx Denver, and CAMP USA. She is a seasoned presenter and has been featured in various media outlets including the February 2015 issue of ‘Climbing’ magazine, December 2013 issue of ‘Rock and Ice’ magazine, December/January 2013 issue of ‘Gripped Climbing’ magazine, Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons (How To Climb Series) by Dave Black and Pasadena Magazine as well as a Climbing Expert on MTV’s Parental Control (Season 7 – “Heather”).

Ilana has written 111 articles for Thrillseekers Anonymous.

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