Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: JS, Sept. 2010
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Shared By: John Steiger on Nov 23, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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This wild ride maybe is a tad better than Red Gorilla just to the right; although it has some lower-quality rock down low, the choss is more than offset by its outrageously exposed gymnastic climbing. Scramble up easy rock (same start as for Red Gorilla), then diagonal left and up past four bolts to the arête. Continue on easier ground past another bolt (shared with Creaking Plank) to the Red Gorilla chains. See the photodiagram on the Orbital Decay page.

For those who might have investigated Nimbus prior to June 2012, the line has been “straightened out,” two bolts added, and cleaned, again.


See the Red Gorilla page for approach and beta photo.


Six draws, plus two for the chains.


Spencer Weiler
Salt Lake city
Spencer Weiler   Salt Lake city
Once you find the hidden buckets the route is pretty straightforward and appropriately graded, but when you're up there slapping at slopey sidepulls and pinches on your onsight attempt, it feels desperate. Tick marks anyone? Jun 14, 2013
Seth Hendy
Seth Hendy   Slc
I agree with the last comment. Once you dial the sequence it's pretty straight forward in what you have to do. Big move to jug, reposition, big move to jug and the finish is clean. Just commit and you'll get it!

Loved this route! For anyone concerned with the falls like I was... Don't be, while projecting this I fell on just about every bolt. The bolts are perfectly placed and falls are amazingly clean falling into open space. Oct 24, 2015
Rud Johansen
Rud Johansen  
Hard on sight/soft red point. Great exposure in BCC. Get it. Sep 14, 2018
Steve Miller
West Jordan
Steve Miller   West Jordan
Pretty sweet little 12.a! Short and intense crux section. Would be higher rating if it were more sustained. Good work, Rud! Sep 14, 2018