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!