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Gunga Din 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Paul Piana, ~1984 or 1985?
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Submitted By: Darin Lang on Jul 27, 2001
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Description 

Gunga Din takes the 3-bolt line adjacent to and to the right of 5.11 Crack. Thin, technical, near-vertical slab moves will get you through the crux. Try to pinch the occasional rugosity or imperfection in the clean granite if it makes you feel better, but your hands are pretty much worthless on this one except for clipping the bolts. The climbing eases back to about 5.8 after the third bolt - move up and slightly left to the same anchor as for 5.11 Crack. While the difficult moves are well-protected, the 5.8 runout after the third bolt is a bit sporty.


Protection 

QDs (3 bolts), plus something for the two-bolt anchor. This can be toproped by climbing one of the easier adjacent climbs such as 5.11 Crack or E.O. Lieback.



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By Anonymous Coward
Oct 11, 2002

This is a worthy route in every way. I really enjoy this route though I am primarily a crack climber. There are anchor chains at the top, no need to share with 5.11 crack

By Old Fart aka Dave Bohn
Oct 12, 2002

The hands are actually pretty good for a "Sport Slab" ; definatly on the easy side of 5.11but an excellent route that is rarely climbed in a usually crowded area !

By Rodger Raubach
Oct 10, 2011

My recollection is the first ascent was Paul Piana ~1984 or 1985.