The Gash Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||39.2345, -107.2317 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||Taylor Roy on May 28, 2013|
This narrow gully is a perfect, warm weather area with steep, granite cliffs that receives almost no sun and a constant flow of cool air. The right side, which looks and climbs like Rifle, is known as the Trifle Wall. The left side is more typical of granite with familiar features like cracks, seams, and edges.
Most of the routes are bolted and range from 5.4 to 13d, with the majority falling in the 5.11 to 5.12 range. Although the climbing is great, the ground is steep and loose which leads to rocks (some very large) becoming dislodged and rolling down the gully when people move around. That said, this area is not kid friendly, and helmets may be a good idea.
Park at the Avacado Gully, which is one pullout downstream from the Narrows parking. Cross the road, and hike into the woods past a waterfall, turn left, and head up a talus field into a narrow rock canyon.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Gash
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Gash:
Featured Route For The Gash
Huge-a-thon 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b CO
: Carbondale Area
: ... : The Trifle Wall
This route is incredible! It was put up by Cimbing Master Jeff Jackson. Its got to be one of the best 5.12s in the entire Crystal River Valley. The rock is solid and climbing fantastic. (Yes, the hang under it in the Gash is still poor, but efforts are being made to stabilize the belay areas.)Start uphill just left of Easy Spankin'110688805 and 30 Meters from Meatballs. Clip the first two bolts of 30 Meters of Meatballs, and then trend left a few bolts in overhanging, neatly featured rock. You...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
May 28, 2013
Bring a helmet for sure! And maybe some body armor....