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Bishop, California is a renowned rock climbing destination championed around the world for it's juggernaut granite boulders and stunning scenery. Highball bouldering, the act of climbing massive blocks of rock unroped with only a small foam pad to protect a fall, is seen as a near religious practice in this small, sleepy eastern California town. Here, a climber ascends a monzonite granite massif in the Buttermilks, a hillside of house-sized blocks at the roots of the Eastern Sierra Nevada.

TAGS: California, Climbing, United States

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Bishop, California, United States of America
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© Jeff Deikis.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2014
Total Views: 145
Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 24, 2015, 5:02 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f8
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PHOTO LOCATION Bishop, California, United States of America