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The Central Gully of the Fortress has a very different character than the Right-side Gully. Whereas the Right-side is massive and towering (with 3 huge peaks looming overhead) as well as steep and loose, the Central Gully is low-angle and comfortable. The Central Gully is actually quite pretty. The routes in the Central Gully are also more moderate in nature.
The best way to access the Central Gully is to climb Footprints and then walk uphill to the base of Snickerdoodle or Blue In Green.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central Gully:
Magali's Arete 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 75'
Rational Expectations 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 60'
Snickerdoodle 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Seven Steps to Heaven 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 50'
Spontaneous Order 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 Sport, 4 pitches, 350'
Straight, No Chaser 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 100'
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Helicopter Effect 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b CA : Central Coast : ... : Central Gully
The original route up the summit block atop Rational Expectations & Magali's Arete. From the top of the those routes, traverse right around the corner to the north. Follow a finger and hand crack in a shallow dihedral. Where the vertical crack meets a horizontal hand crack, follow the hand crack left past a few solid jams. Turn the corner to the left and follow the arete (past one bolt) to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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