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BETA PHOTO: Redline shows the Gemstone Gully.

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The Gemstone Gully is a promnient gully located on the east face of Bridge Mountain. The name Gemstone is a play on words, Jen Stone was involved in the first Ascent of the Gemstone route. The Gemstone Gully house's at least 2 quality routes; Fear and Loathing and Gemstone.

Getting There 

The approach for Gemstone Gully actually goes up a Spur ridge and then a side gully to the North. It involves some scranbling and some Bushwacking. Once you reach the notch between the approach gully and the Gemstone gully proper; you will go up or down Gemstone gully to get to the individual routes. See the pictures for more info on the approach.
Two options exsist to descend from the upper reachs of the Gemstone Gully. Option #1 is to retrace your approach. Option #2 is to descend the Gemstone Gully. To descend the Gemstone Gully scramble down and do several rappells from trees. The longest of which currently requires 2 ropes, but could be done with a single 70M and not to much trickery. The long rappell is off a tree on the left(climbers) side of the large dry water fall in the middle of the gully. It is slightly exposed getting to the tree.

Climbing Season

For the Pine Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Gemstone Gully

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gemstone Gully:
Fear and Loathing   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For Gemstone Gully
Rock Climbing Photo: Fear and Loathing. The obvious varnished crack.

Fear and Loathing 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  NV : Red Rock : ... : Gemstone Gully
Pitch #1: Begin at the left side of a "tunnel" at the base of the wall. Climb up to a good ledge at the bottom of the main crack system. 5.7, 75ft.Pitch #2: Climb the steep varnished crack. Mid way up you encounter a roof that is, obviously, turned on the right. Continue up to a nice trianglar ledge and belay. The belay takes acouple of small pieces where the wall meets the ledge and or #1 camalots. 5.10+, 110ft.Pitch #3: Continue climbing the sick varnished crack. Starti...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

Photos of Gemstone Gully Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The long Rappel descend teh Gemstone gully.
BETA PHOTO: The long Rappel descend teh Gemstone gully.
Rock Climbing Photo: Redline shows the approach up the Spur Ridge then ...
BETA PHOTO: Redline shows the approach up the Spur Ridge then ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Varnished wall on the left holds the route Gem...
BETA PHOTO: The Varnished wall on the left holds the route Gem...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Approach gully
BETA PHOTO: The Approach gully
Rock Climbing Photo: Redline shows the approach up the Spur Ridge then ...
BETA PHOTO: Redline shows the approach up the Spur Ridge then ...

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