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Routes in Mt. Gorgeous

Born on the 4th of July S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Build The Wall S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Burn The Wall S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Camel Straight S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Choss Is A Ladder S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Cialis Stud S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cig-arete S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Climb it Change S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Commitment Issues S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Crack Horror S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Delicious S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Destination Dirtpipe S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Family Jewel S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Feats of Strength S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Feel The Bern S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Gorgeous S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Joe's Bloody Finger Pocket S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
K-2 S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Luscious S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Malibu's Most Wanted S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Marauding Monkeys S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pow! Right in the Kisser S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Simon Says S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Swipe Right To Match S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: John Long and the Gang
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Shared By: Tristan Burnham on Nov 26, 2009
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description [Suggest Change]

Start on a boulder and go up the orange face. The crux is at the bottom. It feels like a boulder problem, once you clip the first bolt and top out onto the slabby part its all 5.6ish to the top. There is a little bulge after the second bolt so you can't see the next bolt or ancors, but once you pull over it you can see them.

Location [Suggest Change]

About half way between stumbling blocks and Mt. Gorgeous on the left side as you're heading up.

Protection [Suggest Change]

4 bolts to a biner and an open shut.

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Bracken Christensen
Boulder, CO
  5.8
Bracken Christensen   Boulder, CO
  5.8
The worn carabiner on the left anchor is gone, so it was just a bolt with a trapped chainlink (that wouldn't take a typical carabiner, or let the rope be passed through).

We put a quick link on it.

> on Dec 1, 2009, Brian Hench said:
The left bolt of the belay anchor consists of an aluminum carabiner trapped in a chain link. Top ropers have worn a groove 2/3 of the way through this biner. There is no other way to use this bolt than to clip the worn biner. It is dangerous and should be replaced! Bring a hacksaw and some quick links. May 12, 2011
J.B.  
Feels like a mix between a boulder problem and a sport climb! May 26, 2011
K2 now has two Fixe ring anchors. Oct 27, 2012
Justin Kenderes
Glendale, CA
 
Justin Kenderes   Glendale, CA
 
Does anyone have a name/FA info for the route just to the right of this one which shares the anchors of this route. Dec 21, 2012
^^ I was wondering the same thing Justin, I heard it was a 5.8 ish. Everything else I am unsure of. Jan 6, 2013
Justin Kenderes
Glendale, CA
 
Justin Kenderes   Glendale, CA
 
I agree with the 5.8 rating, it's now been listed as "Born on the 4th of July". Feb 4, 2013
Christian .
West Hills, CA
  5.9-
Christian .   West Hills, CA
  5.9-
This route along with 4th of July, to the right of it are great for soloing. Good climbing, a little intense, no hard moves, and an easier down climb towards the right near Mt Gorgeous. Nov 24, 2016

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