Gill Crack (AKA The Brat Gill Variation)
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BETA PHOTO: The Gill Crack (V2): Start at the horizontal and w...
Starting from the low horizontal, undercling, jam and lunge your way up the left-arching crack at the far right-hand side of the keyhole cliff face. Holds continue above the crack and on the right-hand face to a dark hold 17 feet off the deck. Traverse off right and down climb the slabby face (very carefully) or drop to your pad. It's done.
Right of Cronin's Face on the Keyhole Cliff wall. (See Beta Photo)
Pad and a spot
|Comments on Gill Crack (AKA The Brat Gill Variation)
From: Poughkeepsie, NY
Feb 6, 2010
I don't have a clue about the bouldering V-grades, but the Gill Crack got quite a bit harder after a chockstone a move or two up came out. Also, take the question mark off Gill's name; he definitely made the first ascent.
For those interested in a lead, the Gill Crack can be used as a direct (and logical) start to Katzenjammer, which means that if it is a "variation" of any climb, the climb should be Katzenjammer, not Brat.