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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
Engorged S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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
Hidden, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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
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Type: Sport
FA: Mike Strassman, Scott Ayers
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Shared By: Tim Steele on Jan 23, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details


This route gets started right away with the technical slab crux coming at the first bolt. After that, the route eases dramatically for another 50' before you must commit to another crux on an overhang.

The upper crux could be reachy if you're short.

The full name for this climb is a reference to a line from the T.V. show, Gomer Pyle:  "You have been nothing but trouble since the day I laid eyes on you; You're like a thorn in my side; I don't know from one day to the next what stupid lame brain stunt you're gonna pull; Now get out of here, get out of my office, get out of my life, once and for all get out, out, out!"


2 routes to the left of "Gorgeous".


9 bolts + anchors


James Weiss
Newport Beach, CA
  5.11c PG13
James Weiss   Newport Beach, CA
  5.11c PG13
Probably should have more stars. It's obviously not a popular climb due to the lack of chalk beta, but that made the beginning sequence that much more enjoyable and also a bit sketchy. I was quite relieved to clip the second bolt as I'm not sure a fall just before then would have worked out well for me.

Very fun ending sequence to the chains with moderate climbing in the middle.

I gave this a PG13 rating as it is a bit run out especially in the beginning. Like I said, a fall going to the second I probably would have decked. Thankfully I read the climb well and finished with the onsight. Jan 14, 2018

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