Another classic beginner route with fun moves and a cool line. The name is a plays on the classic Whitney-Gilman Ridge on Cannon Cliff. Though not as exposed, it does bare a slight resemblance to that route.
Follow the ridge from the mouth of the gully up and to the left to quick clip anchors. A new route has been added directly up to share the same anchor, if you top rope here please use draws so as not to wear out the quick clips. Also, due to the sharply angling nature of the route, it is best to clean the draws by seconding.
The wall on the right as you walk up in to the gully, you will see the bolts following the ridge up and right.
8 bolts to quick clips. As Ward Smith wrote in his guidebook "Be sure to clip all the bolts for an inexperienced second, as it trends to the left."
Allie having fun!
Good ol' fashioned fun. Photo by Alyson Sewell.
Timmy starting from the pit. Photo by Alyson Sewel...
Joe leading Whimpy-Gilman Ridge
Heading up this fun route. Photo by Alyson Sewell.
Chalking up. Photo by Alyson Sewell.
Looking straight at Constipation Prize
BETA PHOTO: Wimpy-Gilman Ridge
Tim fighting the sun. Photo by Alyson Sewell.
Climbing up Whimpy
Tim doing some funky/fun beta on this easy climb. ...
Joe clipping on the Whimpy Gilman Ridge
From: Oakland CA
Mar 19, 2007
I didn't know it was possible to have a three star 5.3 sport route.
Bravo? I think? hahaha
|By lee hansche|
From: goffstown, nh
Mar 20, 2007
Most of the moderate sport routes at Rumney are really quite fun...
|By Haley January|
Aug 20, 2007
Definitely deserves the 3 stars! Very fun route, and great place to practice leading for us top ropers looking to gain experience.
|By J Meagher|
Nov 24, 2012
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Super fun easy climbing with great handholds all the way up. Probably the best route I have ever done under 5.7. Perfect for novice leaders, because at every bolt, there is a jug on the arete to clip from. Also, the fact that it shares an anchor with a 5.7 gives beginners a chance to get on something relatively hard without having to lead it. Definently worth doing.
Dec 22, 2013
Looks steep for the grade; real climbing, then, instead of high-angle stumbling. Cool!