Join the BACC for a night of fun! We ask the questions, you give the answers. We’ll cover everything from bouldering to sport climbing, alpine scrambling to long-forgotten history. Think you know the Eastern Sierra? Prove it! All donations will go to the BACC. Winning teams are eligible for a discounted pitcher courtesy of the Mountain Rambler.
Tonight we're hosting the book release party for the Owens River Gorge Guidebook as well as the Pine Creek Guidebook with slideshows by both Tai Devore and Marty Lewis. Join us at 6:30pm for book signings and a slideshow as we celebrate this epic place we get to call home!
From the American Alpine Club:
This 3-day climbing festival is a true celebration of climbing and community in the Eastern Sierra. Started over 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 climbers.
The event has grown to feature films, climbing clinics, slideshows, games, gear, local beer from June Lake Brewing and Sufferfest Beers, and good times—all in a massive gathering in the heart of downtown Bishop. And of course, we take pride by giving back through local stewardship projects, which take place in the Volcanic Tablelands and the Buttermilks.
This year we will feature Adventure Film Fest, a special presentation about big wall climbing in Iran by Black Diamond Athlete Kate Rutherford, stewardship projects, and climbing clinics to teach you new skills. Not attending a clinic? No problem! Join the bouldering competition, scavenger hunt happening in the Buttermilks, a free yoga class at Flowmotion Yoga and Pilates, or find a friend and go climb!
Join the Bishop Area Climbers Coalition and the Bishop BLM for a pre-season stewardship event! Help us prepare for the winter influx of climbers by improving campsites, painting tables, maintaining fire rings, and picking up trash. Carpooling options will be available once projects have been assigned. Please bring work gloves and clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, lunch, and water. Meet at the Mountain Rambler Brewery.