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Gary Gray 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Strassman, Paul Linaweaver, Scott Ayers & Austin Hearst, 9/91
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Submitted By: john durr on May 25, 2009

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This excellent long face climb is left of Abitarot on a narrow face with several large blocks at the base. Easy climbing up the blocks leads to a high first bolt. Tricky climbing up to the third bolt with a hard clip. Cruise up to and pass a small roof 5.10a that has big holds just out of easy reach.


7 bolts to hooks, lower off.

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By john durr
From: Joshua Tree, CA
May 25, 2009

I spent Christmas 1986 in Waco Tanks with a climber named Gary Grey and Paul Midkiff. I heard he died in a climbing accident in the early nineties I think. Does anyone know how this route got named?
By john bald
Feb 17, 2011

Gary was an old partner of mine from Tucson in '77 and we climbed together through the early 80's out west. Got the unfortunate call from his sister, was an avalanche. Can't recall the location. RIP old friend!
By brucy
Dec 7, 2015

Do take care at clipping the third bolt from eroded holds. More then a couple climbers have paid the price by decking on the ledge below when they've pulled slack to clip and fallen before getting the rope in. Much safer with a long draw preclipped on the bolt.
By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
Dec 7, 2015

Do take care at clipping the third bolt from eroded holds.

Or... Do one more move and clip from a much more positive hold. Your hand will be above the bolt, but the bolt will still be around shoulder height. As a plus, you'll have less slack out if you blow it.

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