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Gun For Hire 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
Season: winter, spring, fall
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Submitted By: Art Morimitsu on Dec 21, 2006

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Nelson on Gun for Hire

Description 

Steep edging and crimpy, climb up thru huecos. Balancy moves, tricky sequences.

Location 

First route on the right from the arete, there's a nice seat in a boulder in front of it.

Protection 

7 Bolts to cold-shut anchor.


Photos of Gun For Hire Slideshow Add Photo
E on "Gun for Hire". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
E on "Gun for Hire".
Photo by Blitzo.
Russ climbing Gun for Hire - just after where I used a knee lock to make the move
Russ climbing Gun for Hire - just after where I us...
Gun For Hire
BETA PHOTO: Gun For Hire
Found at the base of Gun for Hire....Belay seat anyone?
BETA PHOTO: Found at the base of Gun for Hire....Belay seat an...
Nelson on Gun for Hire (thought it was Room for Improvement courtesy of the southern california sport climbing guide book)
Nelson on Gun for Hire (thought it was Room for Im...
"Gun for Hire". <br />Photo by Blitzo. <br />
"Gun for Hire".
Photo by Blitzo.
Nelson goes for the booty draw on Gun for Hire
Nelson goes for the booty draw on Gun for Hire

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By duh
Dec 27, 2006

This was the first sport route bolted at NJC.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 2, 2007

I believe it's 7 bolts to the shut anchor. From the ground it looks as if the bulge towards the top is going to be the business. However, I found the large hueco (3rd maybe) to be difficult and provided zero rest. Nice little knee hook inside made it easy to go left for a crimp.

Thanks Jack for providing such fun entertainment!
By Justin Tomlinson
From: Monrovia, CA
Jun 6, 2011

Very nice line. Four bolts up, trying to pull through the slight bulge, proved very! difficult for me.
By C Miller
Administrator
Feb 24, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Similar in difficulty to "Good to be Awake" but of lesser quality. It's somewhat sustained once you leave the huecos and the rock in the crux area isn't the best with some obvious broken holds.
By Clif Clap
Jan 3, 2013

Balancy footwork and thin crimpy hands after third hueco. I gastoned the jug by the fifth bolt with my left hand for the clip and it felt awkward and less than ideal. Pretty sustained climbing throughout however there are a couple of good rest spots.