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Gamma Rays in Sector C 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tristan Higbee and Christian Burrell
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Christian "crisco" Burrell on Jul 12, 2008

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By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Jul 12, 2008

The lower 2/3 of the climb (to the ledge) is really good. Fun pocket pulling to big jugs, to a funky little ledge/spike thing where you can rest. Move left and up from the ledge. After the ledge is kinda sketchy--if you fall, you'll probably swing and hit the ledge. The rock there isn't the greatest, either.
By Jon Bitter
From: Waco, Tx
Jun 30, 2010

I may have the wrong route, because the one I did had 2 pitches. However, going up and over the bulge from that spike/ledge seemed pretty stiff for 10a. There was also a good amount of loose crap. Then, on the mystery second pitch I broke off a good sized foothold onto my partner's head.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Jun 30, 2010

Yeah, there's a second pitch on top of this one. It's 5.11c and is called Rocket Boys. There's a topo photo here that shows the routes.

I don't remember much about Gamma Rays except that the pockets down low were cool and that I didn't like how I bolted the upper part. I still need to get back up there to fix it... Maybe it's sandbagged a little bit (?) but it sounds like you were on the right route since you mentioned the bulge/spike part.
By justa beater
From: sandy utah
Jun 2, 2014

Bad blot location for crux protection. ..if you can do it by going left well then your brass is bigger than mine, being as I had to work the following day I chose to go right at the crux and avoid a potentially season ending lead fall swing into the ledge

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