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The Gibbon 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Brown & Jeff Buhl, 1992
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Feb 5, 2006

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Doug Steigerwald nears the top of the Gibbon, at U...


Same start as The Soul. At the horizontal break, cut right and up past bolts (avoiding the 11b crux of The Soul). Well-protected face climbing leads to a 2-bolt anchor shared with The Soul.



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Rock Climbing Photo: Dave series 1
Dave series 1
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave series 5: on easier terrain
Dave series 5: on easier terrain
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave series 2
Dave series 2
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave series 4: crux
Dave series 4: crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave series 3
Dave series 3
Rock Climbing Photo: long view
long view

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By Noah
Feb 8, 2006
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Great moderate lead. One 5.10 move early on followed by well bolted 5.8 climbing to the top. Easy clips, lots of bolts.
By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Aug 10, 2006

Clipping the bolt at the crux is a little spooky. Blow the clip (or even blow it getting to the clip) and you'll blow your ankles. An orange or yellow TCU before the questionable clip will keep you safe.
By Jeff Mahoney
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 3, 2008

Yeah, spooky, especially when you can't find that high right and with an extended sling on the bolt below your feet...
By Richard Shore
Jan 23, 2011

The big juggy hold that allows you to clip the aforementioned bolt is ready to give way, be warned. I could hear it creaking and cracking as I pulled down on it. Additional gear is recommended before the questionable clip

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