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Routes in Green Adjective Gully

After The Fall T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
All Chalk And No Action S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Badlands S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Beaked Whale T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Beastie Boys T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
Creep Show T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dawdling Pigalottos T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Divine Intervention A2
Eve Traverse, The T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a C1+
Fallen Arches T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Fallen Arches Approach T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Fourth and Inches T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Golden Showers T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Goodro's Nightmare T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gordon's Direct T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Gordon's Hangover T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Green Adjective, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hem Line T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Holy Ghost T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Last First Crack T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Looney Tunes T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Lucid Dreaming T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
MA 1 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Meat Puppets S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mother of Pearl T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Nostrum 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2
Orange Crush S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Perhaps T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Perhaps Direct T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Perhaps Not T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pill Billy T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pins, Bashies, Matches and Beer T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Prepositional Phrase S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sinsemilla Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Stitches T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stormy Resurrection T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Stranger Than Friction S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Subordinate Claws TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Surprise Ending T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
This Is Almost the Place T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Touch Up T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Trinity Right T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Unreliable T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Wheeler Route T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Wheels on Fire T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wheels on Fire Direct T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Why Me? T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 3 pitches
FA: B. Smoot and H. Armantrout, 1983
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Shared By: Texaswall on Jul 30, 2008
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

The most obvious feature on this route is the second pitch's flake that in the span of but a few meters throws three devilishly difficult and different cruxes at you, all of which require a committed leader: crank off a finger lock to a high foot and undercling, layback a rounded edge with a barn-dooring feel and crumbling rock for a left foot, and then suck in your gut and rack to burrow behind the top lobe of the flake and decode a sequence to mount it.

P1) Scramble up an easy ramp to find a corner and left facing flake. Establish a gear belay (dual pitons in Ruckman guide were not to be found) on a ledge left of above-mentioned flake / 5.8 (90ft).
P2) The flake followed by a gritty slab with a rusty button-head and hanger and a just out of reach chickenhead to challenge you. Gear belay under roof in horizontal crack (finger-sized cams) 5.10 (75ft) 1983!
P3) You've got to get down and while the Ruckman guide seems to suggest traversing straight right along unprotectable slab, try following the horizontal under the roof, stepping across a small gully with the assistance of a chickenhead, and aiming for a rappel station that now sports a cordelette and 'biner. Protect the second and don't pull out on the rappel "pillar"! 5.8 (60ft)

Location

The route has a topo in the Ruckman guide and is found in the Green A gully just above This is Almost the Place. I happened to have the benefit of double ropes (70m) to get down in one rap, and didn't take the time to adequately scope the availability of a second station. However, I think it would present itself in the form of a tree(s), though I would still recommend a 70m here.

Protection

Pro from small nuts to 5+ inches, trad/long draws, one button-head and a slung chockstone on P2.

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what a terrific route; a great description, too, texaswall! Oct 5, 2008
Rob Duncan
Salt Lake City
Rob Duncan   Salt Lake City
not that clean as of 9-20-08. the lie back around the first part of the flake was quite hard due to grit/dirt and shitty feet. First time whipping on a #5! then, you are hardly out of the woods as the next part of the flake you have to squeeze through is quite difficult as well, and topping out on top of that flake is terrifying!

but all in all, a stout 5.10 that throws a lot of different powerful (and fun) climbing at you. you should be able to follow the blood smears all the way up it, if you go soon enough! Sep 21, 2008
Texaswall
The Woodlands, TX
 
Texaswall   The Woodlands, TX
 
You're absolutely right. I edited the description and I appreciate the feedback. And while I'd love to be the subject of an Andrew Burr photograph, I'm remembering the mantra of my first cantankerous mentor, "No pictures on top-rope!". Aug 1, 2008
excellent description, however, its a rusty button head - not a piton Jul 31, 2008