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While the Gill Swing is an eliminate, it is still one of the best problems on Flagstaff. Starting on the right corner of Smith Overhang on side pulls/undercuts at about five feet, jack your feet up and go for the lip of the boulder. From what I understand, Gill did this problem without touching anything between the starting holds and the lip. A direct sit start can be done that knocks the grade up to around v5/6.
The landing has some roots and rocks so bring a bouldering pad.
|By Chip Phillips|
From: Broomfield, CO
Jan 8, 2006
It is generally thought that the true Gill Swing has never been repeated.
The right hand hold is the worst and smallest one on the face (it's not on the arete), there's no left hand and you have to high step almost to your belly button these days since the ground has eroded 18-24 inches inches or so. still fun, just don't expect to do what Gill did.