Elevation: 5,537 ft
GPS: 36.132, -115.489 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: J. Thompson on Apr 16, 2010
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

The Gemstone Gully is a promnient gully located on the east face of Bridge Mountain. The name Gemstone is a play on words, Jen Stone was involved in the first Ascent of the Gemstone route. The Gemstone Gully house's at least 2 quality routes; Fear and Loathing and Gemstone.

Getting There

The approach for Gemstone Gully actually goes up a Spur ridge and then a side gully to the North. It involves some scranbling and some Bushwacking. Once you reach the notch between the approach gully and the Gemstone gully proper; you will go up or down Gemstone gully to get to the individual routes. See the pictures for more info on the approach.
Two options exsist to descend from the upper reachs of the Gemstone Gully. Option #1 is to retrace your approach. Option #2 is to descend the Gemstone Gully. To descend the Gemstone Gully scramble down and do several rappells from trees. The longest of which currently requires 2 ropes, but could be done with a single 70M and not to much trickery. The long rappell is off a tree on the left(climbers) side of the large dry water fall in the middle of the gully. It is slightly exposed getting to the tree.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gemstone Gully

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Gemstone
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 14
Fear and Loathing
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gemstone
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Fear and Loathing
 14
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
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