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Routes in Gobsmacking Wall

Hungry Wolf T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hunters Moon T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Man of Leisure T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Never Say Never T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Poultry in Motion T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 170 ft
FA: Hart, Holwill, Shackleton
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Shared By: David Trippett on Apr 23, 2008
Admins: Nate Ball, Kate Lynn

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Description

A sublime route.

A bit more technically difficult and heady than its bolted neighbor Hungry Wolf (even though they share a similar grade in the guidebook), Never Say Never may be one of the finest routes at the grade in Squamish IMHO. Start on a slab and into a corner that quickly steepens to overhanging. The crack begins as hands/fists and narrows to fingers. The crux comes near the top of the corner as the locks become flaring, spaced out and insecure. Above the crack the difficulties continue...angle up and to the right on face features with finicky protection. Bolted Belay.

A thought provoking and demanding pitch. The gem of the crag.

Location

Gobsmacking Wall. See Hungry Wolf description.

Protection

Doubles to #2 Camalot & one #3. Small to Medium Stoppers and small cams(small alien off-sets are very nice)...heavy on fingers and smaller.

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Drew Marshall
  5.11b
Drew Marshall  
  5.11b
Nuts and offset cams, and lots of runners are the ticket for this one. triples in .5 and 75 would be nice too May 12, 2016