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West Gully

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Charon's Boat S 
Dragon Direct T 
Knight of Swords S 
Merlin's Enigma S 
Sorcerer's Apprentice S 
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West Gully  


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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Mar 29, 2006
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Description 

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.

L->R:

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



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Gully:
Knight of Swords   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Knight of Swords.  Start about 25' uphill from Cha...

Knight of Swords 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : West Gully
This route ascends the steep, west-facing wall just up and right from Charon's Boat. Start a short distance up the gully at a big block with a J-shaped tree.Climb straight out of the gully via sidepulls and gain a series of underclings. The steep initial moves may be avoided by stemming across from a huge block to clip the second bolt. This is a pretty good route either way....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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