Devin Bishop

    Devin Bishop

    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Devin has climbed extensively in the Cascades for nearly thirty years and guided for more than ten. His adventures as a rock climber, alpinist and ski mountaineer have taken him to Alaska, the California Sierras, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and British Columbia. Devin is an adventurous spirit and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for climbing with others.


    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition?
    Close to the Edge – Yes

    Most beloved book?
    The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien

    Dream climbing partner for your dream climb?
    Stephen Williams for the Steck-Salathé in Yosemite

    Most people don’t know that…
    I have a degree in Electronic Music from Berklee College of Music

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
    If you don’t live near the mountains, move!

    Significant Ascents

    Denali (2) via the West Buttress
    Mt. Rainier (75+) via the Ingraham Direct, Disappointment Cleaver, Kautz, and Emmons Glacier
    Mt. Hood (1) via South Side
    Mt. Baker (30+ ) via the Easton, Coleman/Deming and North Ridge
    Mt. Shuksan (5+) via the Sulphide Glacier and Fisher Chimneys/SE Ridge
    Eldorado (1) via East Ridge
    Sahale Peak (2) via Sahale Arm and Quien Sabe Glacier
    Mt. Olympus (2) via Blue Glacier
    Glacier Peak (2) via Suiattle Glacier
    Mount Stuart (2) via Full North Ridge IV 5.9+ and West Ridge III 5.6
    Dragontail Peak (4) via Backbone Ridge IV 5.9 & Serpentine Arete III 5.8
    Forbidden Peak via the West Ridge III 5.6
    South Early Winters Spire via the Direct East Buttress III 5.10 C1
    Liberty Bell via Liberty Crack V 5.10 C2
    El Capitan via the East Buttress III 5.10b/c
    Epinephrine IV 5.9, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    AIARE Avalanche Level 2
    AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certified
    AMGA Rock Instructor Course
    Leave No Trace Trainer


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