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The Gong Show

5.9-, Trad, 100 ft,  Avg: 3 from 30 votes
FA: unknown
New York > Adirondacks > F: Lake George… > Shelving Rock > Main Wall

Description

Climb a thin face past a bolt to a 2' roof. Pull the roof with what ever beta you can find. Follow a huge flake BD #.75-3 size cam up to more thin face above.

Protection

A BD .75 and 3 and cams.

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Standing atop "The Gong". One of the coolest places to stand in all of Shelving.
[Hide Photo] Standing atop "The Gong". One of the coolest places to stand in all of Shelving.
Looking across at Gong Show from Snake Charmer.  It's hard to take a bad photo at Shelving.
[Hide Photo] Looking across at Gong Show from Snake Charmer. It's hard to take a bad photo at Shelving.
The delightfully interesting upper face of Gong Show.  The rock looks like military camouflage.
[Hide Photo] The delightfully interesting upper face of Gong Show. The rock looks like military camouflage.

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Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
  5.9-
[Hide Comment] Nice Climb! I guess there's two ways to do to the first move(s), unless the bolt on the left protects another route??? If it does, best clip it anyways, otherwise the climb is 5.9- R I think. Jun 3, 2014
[Hide Comment] Fun route. Super fun to climb up and stand upon the pillar. You need to have good balance ( or long arms) though, as the climb meanders a bit and some of the bolts require you to stretch to the sides more than you might feel completely comfortable doing just before clipping. Oct 13, 2014
Benjaminadk Brooke
San Pedro, California
 
[Hide Comment] Climbed gong show again today. great route that never gets old. as for gear, my i recommend bringing BD .3, .5 and 3. The crack varies in size, but is easier climbing than the rest of the route...probably around 5.5 or 5.6. Less or more gear is fine but these three pieces will make the climb safe without having to haul up the whole rack. The route comes into the overhang from the left and shares a first bolt with a harder route on the left. Gong Show is G rated. There are two ways to get past the first bolt and one is much harder than the other. Oct 19, 2014