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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.
Dave series 1
Dave series 2
Dave series 3
Dave series 4: crux
Dave series 5: on easier terrain
Feb 8, 2006
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