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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Strassman, Paul Linaweaver, Scott Ayers & Austin Hearst, 9/91
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Submitted By: john durr on May 25, 2009
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This excellent long face climb is left of Abitarot on a narrow face with several large blocks at the base. Easy climbing up the blocks leads to a high first bolt. Tricky climbing up to the third bolt with a hard clip. Cruise up to and pass a small roof 5.10a that has big holds just out of easy reach.


7 bolts to hooks, lower off.

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By john durr
From: Joshua Tree, CA
May 25, 2009

I spent Christmas 1986 in Waco Tanks with a climber named Gary Grey and Paul Midkiff. I heard he died in a climbing accident in the early nineties I think. Does anyone know how this route got named?

By john bald
Feb 17, 2011

Gary was an old partner of mine from Tucson in '77 and we climbed together through the early 80's out west. Got the unfortunate call from his sister, was an avalanche. Can't recall the location. RIP old friend!

By Ben Broche
May 6, 2011

Gary Gray was my cousin - like an uncle really...he died pioneering a new route on mt. shuskan in the early 90s when i was a kid. Would have love to crank on some boulders or climb some classics with him - maybe in heaven if the good Lord sees fit!

BTW, i think i need to go to owen's and climb this route - it will be a good homage.