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2 Feet to Hell S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
C'mon Knucko S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Enraged S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Giveaway S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gorge and Purge S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Gorgeous S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Knucko's Pride of the North S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nothing But Trouble S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pippy the Zenhead S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Road to Cala Gonone S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sea Cow S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
The-Aretical S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Wacked Scenario S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport
FA: Scott Ayers, John Hartman, 1992.
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Shared By: Blitzo on Nov 28, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Up and right of "Gorgeous" arete is a deep Chimney/corridor.
This route climbs the outside right arete, past 7 bolts to a three bolt anchor.

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Arch Richardson
  5.10a/b
Arch Richardson  
  5.10a/b
A 5.9, with a 5.10 sequence at the start that's called a boulder problem, and some greasy slopers up higher that give a tennish feel. Maybe we should just drop the sandbag and call it a 10a (per the guidebook). Sep 19, 2014
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.10a
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
  5.10a
Whaaaat???? I wasn't bored. Sep 7, 2011
Alexander
Los Angeles
 
Alexander   Los Angeles
 
Funky and exciting start leads into an otherwise boring route. Sad, given the quality routes on both sides. Aug 10, 2011
LifeIsGood
Reno, NV
LifeIsGood   Reno, NV
I'll second and third the 10a rating.

When I led it (May 08) it pushed the ceiling of my limit - I remember the start being reachy (I am 5'2") May 15, 2010
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.10a
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
  5.10a
I agree that the climb is 5.10a. Like all great routes it challenges at more than just the brute strength level. Apr 15, 2008
grizz Burton
  5.10a
grizz Burton  
  5.10a
The newest guide book out for the Gorge gives this climb a 10a which I thought was appropriate. Mar 1, 2008