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Routes in The Gargoyle
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft|
|Page Views:||100 total, 16/month|
|Shared By:||Evan Wisheropp on May 15, 2017|
|Admins:||Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionOriginally intended as just an approach pitch to the massive 40’ Gargoyle roof, this route ended up being quite a quality climb in it’s own. A line of nine black bolts lead up the edifice to a balcony ledge at the foot of the Gargoyle. The 5.7 slab gradually steepens to an imposing headwall with eerie stemming up the façade. The holds appear to disappear at a vaulted ceiling, unless you look carefully. A series of spooky long reaches to hidden jugs will have you praying, and success will have the choir singing. At the ledge, retreat from the underbelly of the Gargoyle, leaving directionals for anyone top roping. Otherwise, take your chances on the imposing piece of stone above you that presumably may now overshadow your ambition to continue.
ProtectionGear: 9 bolts, two bolt anchor with equalizing chain.
**The last bolt can be skipped on the lead, but needs to be clipped as a directional for top roping. Seriously, every climber must clip the last four bolts clipped as directionals or suffer rope damage if the climber falls on the crux without them clipped.**