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Gorge and Purge 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Scott Ayers, Ron Farrell (ground up, 1990)
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Submitted By: Tyler Logan on Mar 16, 2008

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Redpointing "Gorge and Purge" (1995)

Description 

Very thin face climb to the left of Gorgeous. Crux is at 3rd bolt, although it is fairly desperate from the ground up to this point. An easy run-out with huge fall potential follows the hard section, although if you make it through the crux moves, there is very little possibility you'll fall here; therefore, it seems fair to not give this an 'R' rating.

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By Tom Helvie
From: Bishop, CA
Mar 21, 2008
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Definitely not R, you can get gear in horizontals in the "runout" section, if you actually brought gear down into the gorge.