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2 Feet to Hell S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
C'mon Knucko S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Engorged S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Enraged S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Giveaway S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gorge and Purge S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Gorgeous S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hidden, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Knucko's Pride of the North S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nothing But Trouble S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pippy the Zenhead S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Road to Cala Gonone S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sea Cow S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
The-Aretical S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Wacked Scenario S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Justin Kenderes on Apr 16, 2013
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description [Edit]

New route on the far right side. Don't know the name or difficulty level but climbed it this weekend and am inclined to say 9/10a depending on your crack technique. Fun but some of the rock is suspect. If anyone knows the actual name/FA, let me know and I'll update.

Location [Edit]

Starts up the dihedral on the far right.

Protection [Edit]

Around 11 shiny new bolts and mussey hooks at the top.

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Tom Helvie
Bishop, CA
Tom Helvie   Bishop, CA
The name is "Road to Cala Gonone". I believe it was put up by Robert Zambetti but I'm not positive. Apr 16, 2013
95 feet long, and 12 bolts, I think. 5.9 move or two.
Worthy addition -- thank you RZ or whoever did the work.
Belayer should wear a helmet, along with anyone else at the base of Wacked Scenario area. Jul 7, 2013
James Barnett
Bishop Ca.
James Barnett   Bishop Ca.
Felt like 5.9 Jul 27, 2013
The Farley
Truckee, CA
  5.9
The Farley   Truckee, CA
  5.9
fun climb.. a little crunchy in places but the top is solid climbing. Nov 10, 2013
kozzybear406
Livingston, MT
 
kozzybear406   Livingston, MT
 
A face hold right after the no-hands rest is loose. Just don't crank on it... Apr 1, 2014
Joe Crawford
June Lake, California
  5.10a
Joe Crawford   June Lake, California
  5.10a
Decent route. Cleaned a fair bit of loose stuff off of it this February. It should clean up to be a nice addition to the GT. Jul 25, 2014
Todd Townsend
Bishop, CA
  5.10a
Todd Townsend   Bishop, CA
  5.10a
Still cleaning up and will probably be a pretty good route once all of the choss/gravel/poop is cleaned off. FYI - between bolts 2 and 3 there is a large loose flake in the corner and what appears to be a massive death-block out on the face to the left. Tread lightly through this section, or better yet, bring a crow bar. Nov 14, 2016
phylp
Upland
  5.9
phylp   Upland
  5.9
Enjoyable Jams, liebacking and stemming. Nice change of pace from the typical Gorge moves. Jun 1, 2017
BAd
  5.9
BAd  
  5.9
Loved it. Some great "hero" jams up there. A little grit and such but not hard to avoid. We ran a couple of laps on it. Jul 8, 2017
Acmesalute76
  5.9+
Acmesalute76  
  5.9+
This thing is a total chosspile. As my partner said, "this route even smells bad". One star for the fun crack at the top. Jul 10, 2017

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