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Routes in Mt. Gorgeous

Born on the 4th of July S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Build The Wall S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Burn The Wall S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Camel Straight S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Choss Is A Ladder S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Cialis Stud S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cig-arete S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Climb it Change S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Commitment Issues S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Crack Horror S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Delicious S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Destination Dirtpipe S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Family Jewel S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Feats of Strength S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Feel The Bern S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Gorgeous S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Joe's Bloody Finger Pocket S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
K-2 S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Luscious S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Malibu's Most Wanted S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Marauding Monkeys S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pow! Right in the Kisser S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Simon Says S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Swipe Right To Match S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: John Long and others, 2001
Page Views: 8,231 total · 59/month
Shared By: veritus on Jan 3, 2007 with updates from Benjamin Chapman
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

More than a mere warm-up for other routes on the wall, Gorgeous offers fun movement on slabby to overhanging pocketed rock. Gorgeous climbs the blunt arete that cleaves the wall of Mt. Gorgeous. From the left side of the slabby buttress, pull pockets to a dished recess at mid-height. Moves from right to left lead up under a steep bulge with an assortment of pockets. Pull through the bulge onto the final slab and an anchor with three hooks/shuts.

Protection

7 bolts, open shuts

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J.B.  
Anyone know what the climb immediately left of this is? It is between this route and the arete. May 8, 2011
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
  5.10a
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
  5.10a
According to Louie Anderson's 2003 Santa Monica Guide, the route left of "Gorgeous" is "Cig-arête" (5.11b). "Cig-arête" begins left of the arête and moves right of the arête near the 4th bolt. Sep 24, 2011
Will Cornell
  5.10a
Will Cornell  
  5.10a
Ben is absolutely correct. BETA ALERT: The crux definitely revolves around pulling over the bulge about 60% of the way up, and making a clip while the right hand hangs on an ok gaston crimp. Great route for those who are looking to enter into the 5.10 ratings! -- it was my first 5.10. Aug 17, 2014
alex carey
  5.10a
alex carey  
  5.10a
This route felt even shorter than the arete to the left. 30 feet of easy climbing to the real 10a moves, a bulge merely 15 feet long. A nice warmup. Mar 14, 2017
The bolt that is half way up the over hang spins. The bolt and nut themselves seem to be solid, but the metal piece that a quickdraw goes through is loose and rotates. Oct 23, 2017
The 5th bolt hanger spins and the actual bolt itself is loose too. I tightened back down by hand but this will need to be addressed. This is the bolt before the crux, so probably the most important on the route. Apr 29, 2018

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