Bishop, California is a town of 3,500 people, roughly four hours south of Reno. Located in Inyo County, Bishop is known historically as a popular location for Western films, the likes of which Charlton Heston and John Wayne headlined. But perhaps most famously, Bishop is known for rocks. Big rocks.
Over 2,000 volcanic tuff and granite boulders, to be specific. As their visitor center proclaims, Bishop is “possibly the greatest location for rock climbing and bouldering in California, America and maybe even the world!” A bold claim, yet one that climbing connoisseurs have reiterated time and time again.