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Gun Rail 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: FA. R. Behrens & D. Daly (Feb 16, 2014)
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 235
Submitted By: Dave Daly on Feb 18, 2014

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Description 

Start just below a somewhat large broken flake/hole and work your way up to the first bolt. Make a few intermediate moves to reach the second bolt. From here (the crux), rocker up and latch onto the "rail" above on the thin patina plate. Continue to work up, moving slighty right then back left to reach bigger holds. Clip the 3rd and final bolt...you're home free!

Protection 

- (3) bolts
- Anchors bolts equipped with rings

Location 

This fine addition to Paul's Paradise is located on the north facing end, 10 feet left of the bolted route called 'Unknown' (5.9). Additionally, it can be identified by five bullet holes near the first bolt.


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'Gun Rail' (5.9), FA. R. Behrens & D. Daly (Feb 16...
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Scott Keary moving through the crux  of 'Gun Rail'...
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By butters
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
May 21, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

5.9 crux was solid for the grade. great climb!
By munge
Jan 19, 2015

I'm curious if anyone else has comments on it?

I need to get back out this way soon.
By Dave Daly
From: Del Mar, CA
2 days ago

Went back a few weeks ago and did all of the routes on the north side of Paul's, including the route to the right of Gun Rail (which, in the Bishop guidebook, is 5.9). Gun Rail is more sustained than the route to the right (which has an opening move that might check in at soft 5.9). I'd consider bumping Gun Rail's rating to 5.9+/.10a.
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