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West Gruesome 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Jan and Herb Conn
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Submitted By: Jon Marek on Feb 4, 2010

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This is a climb worth dedicating some time to. The...

Description 

Awesome way to start a day, little bit of exposure to start second pitch.

Location 

From top of 3-4 gully walk to base of third spire on left and climb chimney to west face. p2 exposed step to shoulder. Rap anchors (webbing) are on east shoulder.

Protection 

std rack webbing


Photos of West Gruesome Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climb the chimney just to the left of Aaron in thi...
Climb the chimney just to the left of Aaron in thi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Me sitting on top of West Gruesome August 2010 Sam...
Me sitting on top of West Gruesome August 2010 Sam...
Rock Climbing Photo: Start in a sandy pit below a large corridor betwee...
Start in a sandy pit below a large corridor betwee...
Rock Climbing Photo: Conn bolt (the can is gone) from 1952 on top of We...
Conn bolt (the can is gone) from 1952 on top of We...

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By David Raines
Jul 3, 2013

Very old school route. A lot of awkward moves up a flared chimney / fist crack / stemming problem. Maybe I was just inexperienced at those kind of moves when I did it back in 2009. Lots of respect for the Conn's.

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