Mountain Project Logo
To save paper & ink, use the [Hide] controls next to photos and comments so you only print what you need.

Gum Cheese

5.5, Sport, 30 ft (9 m),  Avg: 1.5 from 48 votes
FA: Dentist
Utah > Wasatch Range > Central Wasatch > Draper Area Crags > Red Rock > Red Rock

Description

Far right line. This is almost a gully climb. It has like one 5.6 move (getting off the ground), and then it eases to 5.3 or 5.4. Not a great route

Location

In the gully on the far right. Rap off.

Protection

4 bolts. Although it can be led very safely trad.

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

Just me sitting on top adjusting a pad under the rope.  Serious rope drag if you use the lower set of anchors.  Save yourself effort and just clip the higher set.
[Hide Photo] Just me sitting on top adjusting a pad under the rope. Serious rope drag if you use the lower set of anchors. Save yourself effort and just clip the higher set.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Jon O
Bozeman, MT
 
[Hide Comment] While I wouldn't consider it a super quality or challenging climb, it is a great place to get someone a bit scared of climbing to do a TR. The low angle and numerous, large footholds definitely increase a beginner's confidence. It certainly gets a star for confidence builder.

When clipping the anchors, clip the higher set - maybe not 5.6 to get to, but less drag for a lower or TR. Jun 26, 2006
Rick Miske
Orem, UT
5.5
[Hide Comment] Bottom was V-easy (touch bouldery). Last 10' two options - left crack, right face (mild exposure). TR from upper (left) anchors reached by trail, there's an anchor there to protect while setting QD's. Nov 10, 2007
[Hide Comment] This route is best done from the lower anchors - but use a long runner so that there is no rope rub. This is definitely not a 5.6 - more like a 5.3. Every foot has a plethra of jugs. Great for taking a new person. Jul 5, 2008
Jason Lane
Provo, UT
  5.4
[Hide Comment] Great for learning to trad climb. Jul 29, 2008
Ammon Hatch
  5.5
[Hide Comment] Great to take a beginner on, or a beginner belayer whom you're not comfortable falling on yet. I used the anchors to the left to make it a bit longer. May 12, 2009
colson
Elk Ridge, UT
 
[Hide Comment] Another lead trainer. The kids also will enjoy this one. Jun 16, 2013