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Burros Don't Gamble 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Shull, Hewitt '94
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Feb 20, 2004
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Burros Don't Gamble is the second route on the right (lower level) of the Black Corridor. It has a tree just to the right of the route if I remember correctly. Climb through cool huecos clipping 7 or 8 bolts, passing the crux down low. Rap from a fixed anchor.


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Quickdraws, fixed anchors at the top.



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Thought this was the crux. May have had the beta all messed up though. Fun climbing. Photo by Kyle Cherney.
Thought this was the crux. May have had the beta a...
An overview shot of the 'Burros' climbs.
BETA PHOTO: An overview shot of the 'Burros' climbs.
Chris Parks emerges out of the lack Corridor and into the sun near the upper end of 'Burrows Don't Gamble' (10+). Photo by Tony Bubb, 1/03.
Chris Parks emerges out of the lack Corridor and i...
rappelling burros dont gamble
rappelling burros dont gamble
past the huecos and into the perfect black corridor patina on the second half of Burros Don't Gamble
past the huecos and into the perfect black corrido...
"Burros Don't Gamble". At least I think that is what this is. Please correct me if I'm wrong. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
"Burros Don't Gamble". At least I think that is wh...
left of the rappel line
left of the rappel line
January 2003
January 2003
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By Blitzo
Sep 23, 2006

A fun route. Nice rock.

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 7, 2009
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

i thought the start of this route was poorly bolted- the first bolt should be quite a ways left of where it is now and a few inches higher, which would eliminate the groundfall potential and the difficult clip.

that said, its an amazing route well worth doing if you're solid at the grade.

By NickinCO
From: colorado
Jan 31, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

I agree about the bad bolting comment, especially withe the crux down low. If your solid at the grade its a super fun route though.

By Tradoholic
Mar 16, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Fun at the bottom, a little lame at the top. I didn't notice a bolting issue, seemed fine to me.

By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Sep 28, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

I felt like I had to be 7' tall to climb this route comfortably. A lot of these moves seemed just out of reach. I like longer moves and everything but this one just seemed funky. A good route though with really great holds.

By farkas.time
From: Sheffield, SY
Apr 5, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Fun crux after 1st bolt, so a bit spooky, but safe. Climbing eases up considerably (5.8) by 4th bolt.

By Maxm
Apr 11, 2012

Crux is stretchy V3ish move for shorter folks, but seamed protected enough by the first bolt. The rest of the climb did not feel height dependent.

By John Dubya
Nov 10, 2012
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

Someone please move that first bolt...and the second and third for that matter...otherwise fun and strenuous for the grade.

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 27, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

For those climbing this route- the bottom links on the chains are mostly worn through and should not be used. Best to use the second or third links up for now.