Gandalf's Gorge Bouldering
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|Shared By:||Matt Fowls on Apr 20, 2014|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd|
Color Code: The color code for the topos is as follows:
Stars: In contemplating the quality of these climbs, Ive resorted to the (more) objective standards articulated by Brian Capps, Matt Wilder, & Jamie Emerson. Because the rock quality here tends to be crumbly and sharp, there are few climbs that get more than one star--if even that. The 8B Boulder, Dragons Den, and Gollums are noteworthy exceptions.
Here are some of the determinative factors under the system used:
Obvious start hold
Rock quality (Including chipping or gluing)
History (though an absence would never detract)
Here are some factors that are irrelevant under the system by way of their overly subjective nature:
A couple photos below display the turn off to drop down into the canyon from the Sunset Trail.
Classic Climbing Routes at Gandalf's Gorge
Days w Precip