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12 Gauge Conversion TR 
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Australian Monk T 
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Beggars and Choosers S 
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Bitter Recriminations S 
Brazilian Ninjas T,TR 
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Cool Katz S 
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Dueling Grandmas S 
Factional Infighting TR 
Fat Black Chuck S 
Flue Shot S 
Hair Today Gone Tomorrow S 
Hairy Virgin TR 
Hue and Cry S 
I'm hungry, I've got to poop! S 
Inquisition, The S 
Jezabel T 
Lincoln's Lament T 
Luck of the Irish S 
Moral Dilemma S,TR 
Nemesis S 
Not Arrgh S 
Pain in the Cass! S 
Perky's Playground S 
Presidential Centerfold T 
Presidential Warfare T 
Puppet Strings S 
Quickening, The S 
Redneck Wonderland S 
Rock!! n' Roll T 
Sand Stoner Reverse S 
Short and Dorky S 
Shotgun Baptism S 
Skin Graft S 
Stick to your Guns S 
Tape Up 
Washingtons' Wig T 
Wave, The S 
Where Egos Dare S 

Puppet Strings 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Todd Goss, Michael Nad
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Submitted By: Dave Clawson on Feb 9, 2006

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Going over the bulge on puppet strings


This climb is near the east end of the Gap on the south facing side. It is the left of three routes on the hunk of rock where Shotgun Baptism (10c) and 12 Gauge Conversion (9/TR) are located. Cimbing is easy up to the third bolt where a bulge is encountered. Pull through the bulge clip one more bolt on your way to the anchors.


4 bolts, bolted anchor

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By Tryhard
From: Sandy, UT
Mar 22, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Very good route that is well protected. To keep things interesting, start directly below first bolt at overhang. At upper bulge, clip last bolt then pull over on very good handholds. Felt safe and fun.
By jake mashburn
Nov 29, 2014

I climbed this route on 11/26/14 and it was missing chains on the anchors. Unless you're topping out, you have to traverse to the anchors on Shotgun Baptism to rappel/ clean.
By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
Jul 17, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route is not a good top-rope, unless you extend the anchor over the lip, and then you kind of miss the coolness of pulling over the top. Top roping off draws (clearly people do this) will wear out your rope. The top part is well protected though, and a fall is clean, so it is really a great lead.
By Joncharlesdavis
Oct 10, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

One of my favorite routes at the gap fun .10a

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