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Routes in Gilligan's Island (a.k.a. The Alcove)

Ectoplasm S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Skipper Too, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Rick Bradshaw
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Shared By: Jason Halladay on Mar 1, 2009
Admins: Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Tricky hide and seek arête climbing on very good stone. Start up with a hand crack and some layback moves past the first two bolts to a fine rest on a good ledge. Positive holds lead to the third bolt and then it gets tricky. The crux is getting to the fourth bolt but the climbing stays interesting past the fifth bolt and to the anchors.

Location

Not exactly in the alcove area but in that neck of the woods. Hike south through the main Grotto area following a climber's trail to the west (right) around the south end of the small mesa. Look for the route on the west-facing side of a large detached pillar. Start in a narrow gash.

Protection

5 bolts to a two-bolt anchor with chains.

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