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West Gully Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Mar 29, 2006

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The West Gully lies just beyond the Wall of the Goddess. It is a steep gully with no established trail. Be careful scrambling in this area, as there is some loose rock and bushes to deal with.

Richard Rossiter established five routes here in 2005.


A. Merlin's Enigma, 11+, 1p, 4 bolts. V-dihedral to roof.
B. Charon's Boat, 9+, 1p, 3 bolts. Corner to hand traverse.
C. Knight of Swords, 10, 1p, 5 bolts. Steep face by big boulder.
D. Dragon Direct, 9, 1p, 70', 2 bolts & gear to 2".
E. Sorcerer's Apprentice, 7+, 1p, 3 bolts, optional gear.

Getting There 

Continue left past the Wall of the Goddess and drop down to a pile of boulders. The West Gully rises immediately to the right.

Climbing Season

For the Third Tier area.

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in West Gully

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Gully:
Knight of Swords   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Sorcerer's Apprentice. A fun moderate route. The h...

Sorcerer's Apprentice 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : West Gully
This fun little route ascends the west-facing wall behind the Wall of The Goddess buttress. Approach as for Wall of The Goddess, then continue around (east) to the boulder gully at the bottom of Charon's Boat. Hike to the top of the gully and turn left.Step left from a flat block and climb excellent rock to the top of the wall. It is possible to climb past the 2-ring anchor and belay from a tree on the ledge beneath the Wall of The Dragon....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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