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Roadside Distraction 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA:  Karl Kiser, Tom Wezwick, Ed Romback, and Chris Kessler
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Sep 17, 2007

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Roadside Distraction

Description 

One of the best moderates at Gilman, this route ascends a blunt, low-angled arete on fine stone. Begin with an easy scramble up somewhat chossy ledges before heading left onto the arete. At midheight the boltline tries to force the route up the right side of the buttress, but the climbing is easiest up the slab on the left.


Location 

The left-most of two routes at the First Tunnel Area.


Protection 

5 Bolts and 2 bolt anchor (count is off in Jemez Rock).



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High on Roadside Distraction, where the boltline tries to force the route to the right.  The natural line is on the left, where the climber is.
High on Roadside Distraction, where the boltline t...
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By Karl Kiser
Apr 2, 2008

FA by Karl Kiser, Tom Wezwick, Ed Romback, and Chris Kessler. There were less than ten routes in Gilman when we put these routes up. The bolting on this route allowed two variations, an easy route to the left and a harder route on the bolt line.