Bishop Peak, California

Prominence: 1066 ft, 325 m

Elevation: 1546 feet, 471 meters

True Isolation: 3.52 mi, 5.66 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 1549 ft / 472 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 18' 9'' N, 120° 41' 52'' W
35.3024, -120.69777 (Dec Deg)
709325 E 3909010 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionSan Luis Obispo
City/TownSan Luis Obispo

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Lists that contain Bishop Peak:
     Comprehensive Combo Angeles Chapter List (Rank #702)
     Sierra Club Lower Peaks Committee (Rank #83)
     California Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #823)
     California Coastal Peak List (Rank #279)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 229
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 208)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2005-11-13 by Bob Burd
     2005-12-19 by Bob Burd
     2009-02-18 by David Gambone
     2012-06-24 by Patrick ONeill (GPS Track)
     2013-05-25 by Matthew Martinez
     2013-07-21 by Michael McCarty (GPS Track)
     2013-11-30 by Marit Chrislock
     2014-03-30 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2014-09-28 by Mat Kelliher (GPS Track)
     2015-05-04 by Daryn Dodge
     2016-04-06 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2016-04-06 by Aidan Barlow
     2016-04-09 by Aaron Kissel (GPS Track)
     2016-12-24 by Kimberly St.Clair
     2017-02-22 by William Musser
     2017-04-02 by Keith Winston (GPS Track)
     2017-07-06 by Swingshift Hiker
     2017-08-02 by Mike Martin (GPS Track)
     2017-09-23 by Gary Neben
     2017-11-25 by Garrett McLean (GPS Track)
     2018-02-09 by David Comerzan
     2019-04-20 by Tay Lee (GPS Track)
     2019-05-27 by El Puma Verde
     2020-02-22 by Robert Luher (GPS Track)
     2020-02-28 by Mike Maki (GPS Track)
     2021-02-13 by Jason Pair
     2021-03-11 by Bob Wyka (GPS Track)
     2021-04-04 by Kenny Lotito
     2021-04-28 by Brett Marciasini (GPS Track)
     2021-05-22 by Craig Barlow
     2021-06-01 by David Sharg (GPS Track)
     2021-09-13 by Ryan Gilmore
     2021-12-11 by Eric Lombardo (GPS Track)
     2021-12-11 by Ian Ruohoniemi (GPS Track)
     2022-01-01 by Sean Caulfield (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2022-09-22 by Greg Sweel
     2023-03-18 by Michael Toffey (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2023-03-25 by Michael Toffey (GPS Track)

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Rapping off the 5.6 climb on east face of the summit boulder on Bishop Peak. Photo by Daryn Dodge (2015-05-04). Photo by Kathy Rich.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1066 ft/325 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1106 ft/337 m
  Key Col: 480 ft/146 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 3.52 mi/5.66 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.3458, -120.665
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Hartson Benchmark  (NNE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Central and Southern California Ranges
Range4: Central California Coast Ranges
Range5: San Luis Obispo Ranges
Drainage BasinsPacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
Topo MapSan Luis Obispo O35120c6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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The chain of "9 sisters" the Morros as viewed from Peak 1715 (Cerro SLO then Bishop in foreground) (2017-02-22). Photo by William Musser.
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Viewing the higher middle peak (class 5) from the lower western peak (class 3). the 2 scramblers near the top are on the slightly lower parallel slab (class 4) (2017-02-22). Photo by William Musser.
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Class 5.6 (2019-04-20). Photo by Tay Lee.
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