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Gunsmoke 

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: Darren Knezek, Adam Wilson
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Darren Knezek on Jul 22, 2013

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Description 

One of my favorite 10a's in Maple. Hidden in the back of a small canyon at the Frontera Crag, the wall is smooth sheared off cobbles. What makes this climb so unique is the spacing of the pockets on this climb, just far enough with little in between and the pockets are all almost the same size. For me, I love the flow of this route. Slightly overhanging, you can get a pump going. Not a bad 10a for your first lead of that level. I named it Gunsmoke to keep with The Frontera theme and the feeling of your guns a smoking near the chains. Even though this climb faces south it stays in the shade throughout the early morning and back in the shade again in the late afternoon.


Location 

This is in the small canyon between the two walls that are right next to the road at The Frontera Crag. In the back of this canyon is a smooth sheared wall that faces the road. This sheared wall has four climbs on it and faces south. Gunsmoke is the third climb from the left and the second from the right on this wall. The top of the wall has some maroon-colored rock.


Protection 

7 bolts plus anchors.



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By Tara Hansen
Jun 19, 2014

Great route, I found it a little reachy in some places. One or two good rests on jugs!