Type: Sport, 30 ft
FA: J. Visser
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Shared By: grk10vq on Mar 22, 2009
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Description

Gopherus Agassizi is the "moderate" test piece at the Turtle Wall. Rated as only .10c in the Goss Guide, Gopherus Agassizi has stumped the toughest of hardmen. Calling this route sequential would be an understatement. Gopherus Agassizi is basically a 30 foot boulder problem with bolts. An extremely thin start leads to a one, maybe two, shallow pockets. Clip the first bolt and tell yourself you can make it to the second. From here, pull out your keys to unlock the crux or maybe just pray for an answer. Finish, or for lack of better words, fight, your way to the close yet distant chains.

An Onsight of this route (low traffic leaves no chalk) is like betting on a horse with no legs.

Unless the entire face of this route fell off since the fa, its more close to a .11 than Michael Jackson is to a come back...(too soon?)

Location

Gopherus Agassizi sits on the left in the middle of the Turtle Wall's most shortest face. It is the only route currently at the wall with three bolts.

Protection

Three bolts plus chains.

Photos

I watched a group of traveling climbers fall a dozen times while flailing up this route. The same group had been onsighting 12's all day. Apr 1, 2009
KipHenrie
Farmington, utah
  5.11b
KipHenrie   Farmington, utah
  5.11b
We got on this "warm up" 10c and ended up spending at least an hour figuring it out. Balancy and cerebral for sure. The crux is the first 3 bolts. The good news is that you can do it and its fun working it. You can unlock the Gopherus Agassizi's horcrux. Mar 11, 2012
Avani Patrick
Nevada City, ca
 
Avani Patrick   Nevada City, ca
 
Ha. Description Is spot on. We were definitely thrown for a loop when we wanted to jump on an easy warm up Apr 27, 2012