White Mountain Peak (Bishop) Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

21.9
FIETS
31.9 mi
DISTANCE
11,963 ft
GAINED
6 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

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

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This is a VERY CHALLENGING mountain bike climb to the highest road (not paved) in California.

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We would suggest staying in Bishop at the Creekside Inn. Don't miss out on pastries at Schat's next to the Creekside Inn. 

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Oct 12, 2022
Rode this on October 11, 2022 from start to the ridgeline on a Salsa Cutthroat with a 46T gear. It was not enough. This is NOT a gravel ride. This is an MTB ride with stream crossings, pyramidal shale rock that will slice your tires, etc. etc. If you carry water filtration/tablet/UV purifier you can carry 1 bottle then load up where the road departs from the stream, about a mile after the "DIFFICULT" 4x4 warning sign. That is also where this climb goes into hyper-steep, >15% IMHO.
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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

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