Gray Cell Green
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On the southwest face of Cyclops Rock, about 40' right of the start for The Official Route Of The 1984 Olympics (5.10c), is this route. The climb is easily identified as starting out of a recessed area of rock that is overhanging.
Boulder up the start until possible to clip the first bolt then work your way left to clip a second bolt. Good footwork will make the somewhat crimpy moves to the third bolt easier. Climb past a fixed pin and finish up with easier moves via a short hand crack onto a ledge with anchors.
A short route that is decent enough worth doing if in the area. Originally there was another fixed pin before the first bolt - it may be possible to get a small (0.5")piece in if necessary. Aditionally one can get a 2.5" piece in the crack section at the top if needed. The hard moves and the bulk of the climbing are well protected and it has an anchor- so I'd call it a sport route. Two stars out of five.
3 bolts, 1 fixed pin, bolted anchor/rap
Training for Owens River Gorge
|Comments on Gray Cell Green
|By Steven Powers|
Oct 1, 2002
5/16 bolts have been replaced with 5 piece 3/8's rawls and the piton is gone with a bolt in place there are also three bolts on the anchor now its safe for the bolt clipping sport climbing gym rats.
|By Josh Beck|
Jan 8, 2003
That's about what it felt like to me... I don't frequently onsight 5.11 and this one came relatively easily. Then several weeks later, feeling stronger, I had a very poor showing on Jane's Addiction :)
|By C Miller|
Nov 24, 2004
The name comes from a song on Ned's Atomic Dustbin 1991 release God Fodder.
|By Adam Stackhouse|
May 16, 2006
From the bolted belay, continue up the route New Year's Day, 5.10c bolted, to gain the summit.
|By Rob Selter|
From: running springs Ca
Mar 15, 2012
I don't understand the ethics of this place. pepole will hack a anchor at the top of 5.6 that requires a 5.2 down climb, and then there is this route that is bolted like a climbing gym!