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Upper Gibraltar
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A Route Runs Through It 
Crescent Direct, The 
Crescent, The 
Dazed and Confused 
Gibbon, The 
Soul, The 
Triple Overhang 

The Soul 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jeff Buhl & Mike Brown, 1992
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Feb 5, 2006
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The third bolted line from the left. Start at the top of the loose gully. 5.9ish climbing past 3 bolts up to the horizontal break, then continue STRAIGHT past a steep, awkward bulge (crux). There seems to be a trick here, but I'll let you figure it out for yourself. Continue on easier ground to a 2-bolt anchor.


Bolts, supplemental gear for upper section (optional).

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By Tom Shank
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 3, 2013

Call me crazy, but I couldn't find the second pair of anchors for "The Soul" and "The Gibbon." Luckily I had enough to just climb up and over. Did they get removed recently? And, the face farther right looks promising, anyone ever think of bolting some routes there?

By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Apr 3, 2013

I don't recall there ever being a second set of anchors for the Gibbon/Soul. I've always used the anchors atop A Route Runs Through It et al. or built a traditional anchor.

The face to the right has long been a top-rope (and referred to in guidebooks). There is a single bolt on top that can be combined with bushes or a 3-inch cam to make a top rope anchor.