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Routes in Gate's Pass

Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Andrew R on Apr 8, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description [Edit]

One of the best problems at Gates Pass. Pumpy, with fun movement. Start on the well-chalked jug and traverse right with marginal feet, then mantel at the end of the shelf (or keep traversing around the boulder - it gets easier as you round the corner.) Crux is hanging on toward the end.

Staying below the lip bumps it up to V3.

Location [Edit]

On the north face of smaller upper boulder (opposite side from the big undercling problem.)

Protection [Edit]

Pads. The boulder beneath the traverse makes spotting a little awkward.


IMO, the best problem at Gates, and totally safe, even without a pad. Crux (for me) was an awkward match in a sinker but weird/uncomfortable pocket. Yes, it's an eliminate - but it's a pretty logical one, and the movement is awesome. Dec 23, 2009

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