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Flight of the Gumbie 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Gary Beil, Doug Cosby 1991
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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Apr 11, 2007

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Michael Levato on Flight of the Gumbie. Photo by J...

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This climb starts on the right wall of the obvious huge left facing corner of Butcher's branch. Start up the jugs with wet feet and clip the first bolt, extend the heck out of these first couple ones! move up then right when you reach a small ledge and move out to the arete, complete the arte by using it and movingto the face around the other side, fight the pump on this sustained climb that offers no easy parts, and no rests all the way to the anchors.

Classic climb that usually has a little line. A full-value route.


Arete on the right side of the obivous left facing corner of Butcher's Branch.


9 bolts to two bolt anchor.

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Brandy Walters leading Flight of the Gumbie
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CT on FOTG 3/23/14
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By jsustrich
2 days ago
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Description isn't really that accurate. There are great rests along pretty much the entire route. A bit heady for a 5.9 but all in all great fun. I wouldn't make this your first lead, or first 5.9, but if you're confident in the grade you'll do fine. Watch for a couple X's on blocks along the way. When you get to the last bolt, make a plan before you go unless you wanna stay true to the name!
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