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Routes in Purple Wall

Bubbles & Booze S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Collie Buddz S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Drop Out S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gas Stoned S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mad Swiller S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pump It Until Purple S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Purple Gurpel S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Purple Haze S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Purple Pumper S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Squeeze It Until It's Purple S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Win`o, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Wine Drip, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Greg Martinez, Luke Douglas & Tyler Phillips, 11/25/2005
Page Views: 856 total, 7/month
Shared By: Ryan Brough on Jun 29, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

Purple Gurpel is almost as fun as Purple Pumper, but it suffers from rotten rock in places, and a weird cave with a bush growing out of it. There is a fantastic-looking flake that was pretty loose. I wonder how long it will last. Purple Gurpel is a nice climb that will please those who make the hike.

Location

First bolt line from the north (right). Look for highest concentration of purple rock and you've found Purple Gurpel. Rappel from the anchors.

Protection

7 gray bolts to a two chain anchor shared with Purple Pumper on the left.

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J Saarela
Park City
 
J Saarela   Park City
 
Thought it was a bit harder than Purple Pumper to the left. Watch the flake, the holds are great on it but parts of it do feel somewhat loose/hollow. Oct 13, 2016
Michael Buchanan  
  5.8+
Super fun route! I did'nt find any loose rock, and the flake seemed pretty secure to me. Im not sure if this is a 10a. There are many other 10a routes in LCC that are much more difficulut (such as Barefoot in Barbados, Mexican Crack, Plumbline, Kermit's Wad, Etc..) I also think that the grey areas of 5.9 in LCC are more difficult than this route (the Green A, Coffin, Smitty's Wet Dream, hangman) and there are even some 5.8s that are harder (last pitch of Pentapitch, Satan's Corner, Bushwack, etc). I realize some of these routes are crack climbs, but I think that this route is might rank in at an 8/9. There is only one balance hard move... The rock is awesome, and the climbing is pretty fun! Get on it. Have Fun, its all there! Jul 11, 2010
edwin
5.10b
edwin  
5.10b
Didn't find any rotten or loose rock here. Go left at the bush. Jun 28, 2009