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Routes in Gateway Boulder

Black Tornado V5 6C
Downtrail Face V6 7A
Gateway V5-6 6C+
Gateway Arete V3 6A
Gateway Face V5+ 6C+
Horn Arete, The V3-4 6A+
Type: Boulder, Alpine, 12 ft
FA: Chip Phillips, 2005
Page Views: 171 total, 2/month
Shared By: Chip Phillips on Oct 25, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The majority of these boulders are located within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area, which is regulated & patrolled by the US Forest Service. Climber Details

Description

Begin from a stand start and reach high above your head for a seam you can obviously match in just left of the black lichen. Pull on, maybe bump your RH slightly right, then violently throw 5 feet up and right to the top of the "black tornado" streak of lichen.

A borderline-impossible-looking sit start on a jug below is obvious, but intermediates and feet to bridge the gap are sparse ... to put it mildly.

Location

Right of center on the downtrail face of the Trailside Boulder, about 5 feet right of Downtrail Face, and topping out above the black streak of lichen.

Protection

An Organic pad or - if you are shorter - two to reach the starting crimps.

Photos

If you dyno straight up for a rounded horn jug, it goes at about V4. Aug 6, 2017