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Gala Tumble 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Mary and Tai Devore
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Submitted By: Bruce Willey on Jun 29, 2007

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By Randy in Ridgecrest
From: Inyokern, CA
Jul 25, 2011
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This is a great climb! Considering the moderate technical difficulty I give it 4 stars.

It's a little tedious to get up to the start but it's worth the trouble. The start ledge is a very nice place removed from the hussle and bussle of the main wall. The climbing is sustained and interesting - beautiful rock with classic holds! Lots of good jams too. I think if this route was located mid-wall it would be the most popular in the canyon.

Be sure you start on the right line - the start of Mr. Ridiculous is just left of this climb on a lower ledge.
By Ken H
From: Granite, UT
Jun 6, 2012

If you are not solid at the grade you can take some gear about thin fingers to hands (maybe green, yellow, red aliens and green and red C4) but the bolts are all there. About the second to last bolt is hidden from view until you are close enough to clip it.
By Jeff Witt
Jun 11, 2012

Superfun climbing and well protected. Didn't find it as cruxy as Supergrinder, but perhaps more sustained with proper use of the crack. Excellent for the grade!
By Darrell Hensel
Sep 4, 2013

Gotta agree with Randy in Ridgecrest, if this route was more easily accessed it would be one of the most popular routes in the canyon. In a way though it is quite nice that it is where it is. At least this way one can enjoy one of the best routes on the wall and get away from the maddening Mustache crowds as well. (Plus, it's a good way to set up a TR on Slippery Slope if you're into TR'ing - just clip the GT anchor, one more bolt, and then the SS anchor.)
By Phil Esra
Apr 21, 2015

Maybe 35 meters; definitely not 35 feet.

Really, really good. Quite easy if you use hand and foot jams. Still pretty reasonable even carefully eliminating all back-of-hand and top-of-foot contact. A bit more strenuous using only the right lip of the crack and the features to the right. Fun to play around with on TR--so many features to work with!
By Short Fall Sean
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 21, 2015

"Hey kid, you left your bolts on my awkward jam crack!!"

"Hey old timer, your flaring crack is in the way of my radical sport route!!"

(In unison) "Hey, wait a minute, this is delicious!!"

Fun route, worth schlepping up to the far end of the mustache to get on it.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
May 5, 2016

Great route and was happy to have read Ken H's comment. Having a .3-.75 camalot made the route very well protected.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 6, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Super fun climb, really solid at 5.10 and the bolts are further apart than they look from below. A bit of extra finger to hand sized pieces would probably make someone pushing their limit feel better.

If you have a 70m, tie a knot in the end and lower your partner to the ledges below Supergrinder, you can just make it if you climb up a bit. Then you can down climb without a rope or other stuff dangling off you.
By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Jul 1, 2017
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

whatever happened to route descriptions, bolt counts, length, etc.

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