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Routes in Pratt's Rock aka Pratt's Overhang

Aerial Burial V3 6A
Crystal Corner V2+ 5+
Gill Swing V4 6B
Gully V0 4
Pratt's Mantle V2+ 5+
Pratt's Overhang V3 6A
Smith Overhang V8 7B
Smith Overhang Sit V10-11 8A
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Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: John Gill
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Shared By: Adam Brink on Mar 12, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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While the Gill Swing is an eliminate, it is still one of the best problems on Flagstaff. Starting on the right corner of Smith Overhang on side pulls/undercuts at about five feet, jack your feet up and go for the lip of the boulder. From what I understand, Gill did this problem without touching anything between the starting holds and the lip. A direct sit start can be done that knocks the grade up to around v5/6.


The landing has some roots and rocks so bring a bouldering pad.


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Chip Phillips
Broomfield, CO
Chip Phillips   Broomfield, CO
It is generally thought that the true Gill Swing has never been repeated.

The right hand hold is the worst and smallest one on the face (it's not on the arete), there's no left hand and you have to high step almost to your belly button these days since the ground has eroded 18-24 inches inches or so. still fun, just don't expect to do what Gill did. Jan 8, 2006

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