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Routes in SOB Gully (skier's left side)

A Modern Day Interpretation of Mig's Arete/Swallow Arete T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Casual Route, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Casually Off-Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cloak & Dagger T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Cloaked Interpretation T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Comic Relief T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Debutante's Ball T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Dragon's Tooth, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Escape Artist T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Escape, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lightning Bolt Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Perfect Art T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Power Lounger T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
Stand Up Comic T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a X
Veterans With Vertigo T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Woke Up Punk T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Woke Up Trump T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 1100 ft, 8 pitches
FA: B. Rosenberg, B. Collett, May 2017
Page Views: 431 total · 31/month
Shared By: Ben Collett on May 21, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Don't listen to the crooked media, this route is the greatest variation EVER! While this does allow this section of the wall to be climbed at a pretty sustained yet moderate grade, the first two pitches need the swamp drained a little bit.

P1. The inception of this route should be obvious from the presence of the biggest crowds, 30 feet left of the arete that lies to the left of the inset of Woke Up Punk. Follow a dihedral system that meets the arete around 130 feet up. Belay here below a blank wall. Like a good press secretary, the correct line is a little hard to pin down, 5.10-.

P2. Drain the swamp pitch. Make a bigly step right from the belay into a dihedral on the right side of the arete. Follow this for 20 feet. A spicey step back left around the arete will deposit you on a ledge. Just left of the arete, a thin crack gains easier ground, 5.10.

P3. Russian Interference. The exact line of this pitch is somewhat unknown and accesses Ledge Mara Lago by loosely following the arete. At Ledge Mara Lago, belay about 30 feet left of the crux pitch of Woke Up Punk, 5.6.

P4. The "Grab her by the pussy" pitch. Head straight up nice steep cracks, past a peg band, through some bush, up a steep dihedral and onto a ledge where one can escape further humiliation by traversing straight right to belay at the top of the crux pitch of Woke Up Punk.

P5-8. Follow Woke Up Punk.

A topo of this route can be found at


The first three pitches follow the large arete left of Woke Up Punk.


A double rack to a #3 Camalot.


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Not a huge fan of the political drama going on right now, but I couldn't help myself from cracking up with this one. This route description deserves at least 5 Bigly stars. Jun 23, 2017
Jay 1975
Jay 1975   Bonedale,CO
A line on a pic would be sweet, just sounds like it climbs Power Lounger really.... May 22, 2018
Ben Collett
Ben Collett  
Jay, Power Lounger starts a bunch further left, on the Casual Route buttress as opposed to on the arete just left of the Woke Up Punk inset. All three routes in the vicinity meet up at the top of the 4th pitch but are independent until then. I'd be happy to draw a line on a pic if you have a good picture of that zone. May 22, 2018

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