All Locations > California > Lake Tahoe > Highway 50 Corridor > Cosumnes River Gorge > Gutenberger Wall
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Routes in Gutenberger Wall
|Dihedral Bypass T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Easy Way Up, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Got Gas? S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Grandpappy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Gutenberger Edge S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Gutenberger Wall Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Gutenberger's Wall T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Lichen Us T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Long Dong Arch T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Right Up the Line T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sadam. Me? S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Scud Buster S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Tanks for the Memories S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Trout Fishing in America S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Type:||Trad, 400 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||bob branscomb on Feb 12, 2009|
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DescriptionA good route with 3/8" bolts reasonably spaced. Follows the nice face left of the obvious central crack system, called Gutenberger Wall Direct (GWD). From the "Grand Central Belay Station" (see Will Cottrell's Rock Climbs of Placerville, CA) can either climb down to a gear belay down and left of GWD and head straight up from there (bolts), or diagonal left across GWD to a bolted belay at the base of the third pitch (the stuff). Can rappell the route.
LocationThe nice face left of GWD. Cross the river on slippery boulders below the GWD. In the Spring this may be impossible: use your head and don't die. Climb by the various Iraqi Dihedral variations, the easiest being a the long traverse out a nice crack out right till you can cut back to the "Grand Central Belay Station". Proceed onto the route from there.
The Gutenberger Wall Direct is a nice, though sometimes dirty, climb following the central crack system using pro from small to medium cams and nuts, about 5.7.