A profile of Kevin Jorgeson in the Buttermilks shows many of the mid-range classics in the beautiful morning sunshine. Bishop, located in the Sierras, is home to many tall, aesthetic lines, as Kevin mentions in his wise and humble commentary about the area. Kevin has climbed 98% of the problems in Bishop and he is hungry for first ascents. The Transporter Room, V5, which he repeats (and claims its second ascent) is a classic high ball, is right next to Ambrosia, a super high ball V11, which Kevin put up last year (it’s featured in Progression if you’re interested).
The thing that makes this section so exciting is Kevin’s project attempt at the end. Why hasn’t it seen more hype? It has everything I would be searching for in a boulder problem. To quote Kevin, “I can’t imagine another climb anywhere else like it!!” The first ten feet of the problem has been climbed before by a friend of mine, Anthony Cheratuti, and is graded V13. However, it didn’t receive much attention since it didn’t top out. Once Kevin tops it out, I expect it will be in the V15 range. Two problems to the left is Lucid Dreaming, a Paul Robinson V15.
Check out the classics, and watch Kevin project in Bishop’s Buttermilks!
<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/23288001″ width=”400″ height=”225″ frameborder=”0″></iframe><p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/23288001″>VIDEO PROFILE: BD athlete Kevin Jorgeson bouldering at the Buttermilks</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/blackdiamond”>Black Diamond Equipment</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>