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BETA PHOTO: 5.8 Corner, The Gulch (Burr Trail), UT
|Springtime Peregrine closures (it lasts until the end summer)|
A fun left-facing corner on the west side of The Gulch. Jam and lieback to glory.
Gets direct AM sun. This part of the canyon is not in the raptor closure area.
This route is described in Bjornstad's 'Desert Rock IV' (2003:410-411).
This crack is in The Gulch proper, not in Long Canyon (which is actually a tributary to The Gulch). When driving the Burr Trail from Boulder, at ~10.1 miles you will be dropping into the canyon, and you come to a BLM trailhead for The Gulch.
Don't use this trailhead, but keep driving ca. 1/2 mile east up the bottom of the canyon to the little concrete bridge/culvert where the stream of The Gulch crosses the Burr Trail.
Park here and walk north up the east side of the stream. Pass the log fence across the canyon bottom, and another 2-3 minutes easy walking will bring you to the climb, which is across the stream to the west.
Standard/light trad rack of single nuts & cams to ~ #3 C4.
Two drilled pins provide the rap anchor, with slings and a pair of opposed crabs. A new sling was added May 2009.