Avg: 2.8 from 127 votes
|Type:||Trad, 160 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Jim McCarthy, Joe Kelsey, Dick Williams 1968|
|Page Views:||6,692 total · 51/month|
|Shared By:||Jeff Welch on Apr 23, 2007|
DescriptionCredibility Gap is a fun 5.6 just the the left of Asphodel's huge right-facing corner. The route begins right at the base of the corner.
Pitch 1 is a good introduction to 5.6 for a solid 5.5 leader. The crux moves are exciting and exposed, but the holds are all big, and the moves well protected. The route is better than it looks from the ground.
P1: Climb the crack in the slick but slabby left face of the corner. From the top, diagonal up and left on easy rock to an obvious, low-angle right facing corner. You can belay here, but I found no need to. Climb the ramp and corner to the roof, then make an airy exit left onto the face. Go straight up the steep face to the ledge with a couple pine trees (this is also the belay for Welcome to the Gunks. 5.6 G/PG, ~110 feet.
You need 2x60m or a 70m rope to rappel from here, and be sure to toss the rope towards climber's left to avoid the pine trees at the P1 belay ledge.
P2: Straight up to the largest overhang about 30 feet up, step left and climb up the face to a small flaky left-facing corner, step back right and go up to a pine tree on the GT ledge. 5.5 PG, 60 feet.
Descent: From the GT ledge, two ropes to the ground; or rappel leftwards to the double-bolt anchor above Welcome to the Gunks.