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The Ramp (5.7)
Move upward using the main crack system to a sloping stance on highly textured, orange rock. Continue upward through the crux of the climb by stemming up a wide dihedral that is well protected with small gear in a thin crack on the left. Pull over a small roof and continue on easier ground to the anchor.
Standard rack. Two bolt anchor. Rap bolts.
Michael pulling the roof on The Ramp (5.7)
Oscar Olea leading The Ramp, Mission Gorge.
Tim Top roping, good pick of the route
The Ramp, photo by Adam K
|By shad O'Neel|
Oct 28, 2007
Make sure to bring small wires, even a couple rp's if you arent trusting your feet yet on mission gorge's slickery rock. The crack is pretty banged out, so trying to place cams seems tricky, sucks up the little wires though. This route would be ultra classic if it was longer and located somewhere beautiful.
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 27, 2008
Best crack in MG, IMHO. Sweet and fairly sustained for the grade; protects well on small pieces. Don't cheat yourself by starting from atop Lunch Rock - take this one right off the ground.
Shad - ouch! But glad you enjoyed it.
|By Kyle Wills|
From: San Diego CA
Jul 9, 2011
agree with both parties above. A good solid climb with a very enjoyable feel on lead, the small gear makes for some fun piece setting.
Feb 8, 2012
Great route - definitely one of my favoriate at the gorge. Has one committing friction move before placing a small nut. There's an ancient-looking pin to the right before pulling the roof - I usually clip it, but back it up with a yellow C4.
|By Raquel ROCKY Robles|
From: Encinitas, CA
May 28, 2012
After 2 yrs of TR'ng....I finally led it on 5.27.12!! Not pretty and sewn up...so glad I finally did it!!! I look forward to leading it again...clean!! So much fun!!
Nov 23, 2012
fantastic face moves protected by nuts and small cams! and the a nice little 5.7 roof for the cherry on top. great trad lead!
|By Andrew G|
Feb 25, 2013
One of my favorite lines at the Gorge. Feels pretty stout for a 5.7 to me. Easy climbing for the first ~20 ft before the crack thins out and you've got to commit to a few slabs moves with less than stellar protection. Once you reach the dihedral, the protection gets a little better, but it's pretty sustained climbing without a really good rest until just before the roof. Double up on small stoppers if you can; you'll want them. I also like a #3 C4 for just over the roof.
|By Jason Kim|
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 31, 2013
Fun climb, another favorite at MG. Good practice for placing your thin gear (tiny cams or wires) if you're into that sort of thing. Stay true to the crack for more excitement.
From: San Diego, California
Apr 25, 2013
I recently tried to onsight this with a full rack of c4's, a few c3's and a set of bd stoppers and used only 4 cams. If your gonna do this route, double up on small wires and only bring .75 - 3.