White Mountain Peak (Bishop) Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling





White Mountain Peak (Bishop)

CA, USA

All the cycling data and info you'll need to climb White Mountain Peak (Bishop)

Page Contributor(s): Dan Magaw, Auburn, CA, USA; Greg Mahterly, Encinitas, CA, USA.

Explore this Climb

PJAMM Cycling LogoDark Sky logo
LOCAL WEATHER

Start
Finish

PJAMM’S CLIMB REPORT

If you love climbing by bike and would like more detailed information on the world’s top bike climbs, join our PJAMM Cycling group and receive our Special Edition Climb Report.
  • Receive a monthly report.
  • Get detailed and entertaining information on the greatest bike climbs and climbing areas throughout the world.
  • Discover beautiful landscapes with drone video and professional photos of remote and exotic places.
  • Gain insider knowledge on where to stay and how to conquer some of the most difficult climbs.

Climb Summary


Cycling White Mountain to its peak from Bishop

Ride 32 miles gaining 12,025’ to 14,252’ at 6.1%.

This is a MONSTER bike climb - it would be #2 US/#7 World if ranked  

Greg Matherly writes:  It’s funny, I can’t really explain why Silver Canyon is so hard. I’ve done it 4 times. The numbers aren’t that crazy, but the combination of pitch, altitude, exposure, struggle for traction, the need to “power” over rocks/ruts...and maybe just the reality of knowing how much further you have to go? It punches you in the mouth!

Locked gate ~7 miles from the peak.

Photo and ride article:  TheRadavist.com

This is a fully unsupported climb over very difficult challenging terrain that becomes nearly impossible to ride over the last mile or so.

Some sections are tough even on a mountain bike.

It’s worth it!!!

Ancient Bristlecone tree (oldest

Photo and ride article:  Windinmyface.com