The Bishopric (Possible 2nd Ascent)

Where: Zion National Park, UT
When: June 2009
Partners: Little Ram

Little Ram on the route

In April 2007, a two-man team got lost in the Zion backcountry and managed to make the first ascent of The Bishopric while in the process of finding their way out. They were out three days before they returned to civilization. In June 2009, Aaron Ramras and I set out to dayhike the peak.

16 miles and 5,000 vertical feet of cross-country elevation gain, plus some easy technical scrambling on the peak, gave us a return time of 13 hours to our vehicle. It was a fine day out, with some of the best scenery I've ever seen anywhere!
Scrambling the upper route

Aaron at the top of the route

Views from near the summit