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Gooseberry Corner 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ben Folsom & Maura Hahnenberger 7-3-2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ben Folsom on Jul 5, 2011
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Maura, TR lap, Gooseberry Corner.

Description 

Climb up a short chossy section (with a mantle over the thorny goosberry) to a ledge. From there, a nice dihedral with a good crack and plenty of edges on the sidewalls offer varied climbing through a few exciting bulges. The route ends on a small stance at a two bolt/chain anchor.


Location 

This is the somewhat acute dihedral system about 40 feet left of "Opposable Thumbs Required".


Protection 

1-2 sets of cams from finger size to approx. #4 camalot sized... medium and large stoppers are handy.



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The Mayor of the Jungle snagging a lap on Gooseberry Corner.
The Mayor of the Jungle snagging a lap on Gooseber...
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By Roy Suggett
Jul 7, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Super fun route - Nice job Ben and Maura! Loved all of the stemming problems and excellent rock quality at the top.

By Cristina M
Jul 21, 2011

Very fun lead and beautiful line. Some loose rock just to the right of the anchors.

By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Jun 21, 2012

Great route Ben & Maura! Rock quality was excellent once past the "kitty litter" slab at the bottom and appreciated the little path through the veg! I found the crux quite exciting!

By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Jul 2, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

Super fun line which reminded me, in a distant way, or some of the easier long corners at the Creek which go through a range of sizes and challenge every aspect of your climbing (as opposed to all the generic jam-fests).
Stem, chimney, jam and crimp your way through two cruxy bulges. I went straight in the first one on fist jams, wild! The final bulge is exhilarating, the holds on the right threatening to decompose at any time.
Gear options are plentiful, the 4 could stay behind but it's fun to haul it around sometimes.

Great eye on this one Maura and Ben!