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Gorgeous 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: John Long and others, 2001
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Submitted By: veritus on Jan 3, 2007  with updates from Benjamin Chapman

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Taking a fall at the crux

Description 

More than a mere warm-up for other routes on the wall, Gorgeous offers fun movement on slabby to overhanging pocketed rock. Gorgeous climbs the blunt arete that cleaves the wall of Mt. Gorgeous. From the left side of the slabby buttress, pull pockets to a dished recess at mid-height. Moves from right to left lead up under a steep bulge with an assortment of pockets. Pull through the bulge onto the final slab and an anchor with three hooks/shuts.

Protection 

7 bolts, open shuts


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Coming over the bulge on Gorgeous.  Fun route.
Coming over the bulge on Gorgeous. Fun route.
lower half
lower half
The block left of my knee should be marked with an...
The block left of my knee should be marked with an...

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By J.J
May 8, 2011

Anyone know what the climb immediately left of this is? It is between this route and the arete.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Sep 24, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

According to Louie Anderson's 2003 Santa Monica Guide, the route left of "Gorgeous" is "Cig-arÍte" (5.11b). "Cig-arÍte" begins left of the arÍte and moves right of the arÍte near the 4th bolt.
By Will Cornell
Aug 17, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Ben is absolutely correct. BETA ALERT: The crux definitely revolves around pulling over the bulge about 60% of the way up, and making a clip while the right hand hangs on an ok gaston crimp. Great route for those who are looking to enter into the 5.10 ratings! -- it was my first 5.10.
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