The Gimp Route
Avg: 1 from 2 votes
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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 700 ft, 5 pitches|
|FA:||M. Battaglia, B Collett, August, 2010|
|Page Views:||949 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Collett on Aug 7, 2010|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionWhat do gimps do when they can't do anything worthwhile? Climb the Gimp Route.
1) Climb the broken pillar to its top, gimp right to the base of the prominent ramp and climb the ramp for a bit to a belay about 120 feet up. 5.7.
2) Continue up the ramp until it ends. Then climb straight up to a featured slab with an arching crack above it. Cruise up and right on this until you can reach the grassy ledges and belay at the top of them. 5.8, 165 feet. This is the most gimptastic pitch on the route.
3) Angle up and right through a bit of a gimpy chimney and some face climbing to belay below an obvious, left-leaning chimney. 165 feet.
4) and 5) Follow the chimney until it ends. When it does, gimp left to a solid weakness on the left and climb that to the top. 5.6.