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Gothic Direct 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Hillary Waters
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: willclimb4pants on Dec 1, 2015

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The crux of the direct line is likely holding on as your rip off your finger skin on the sharp rock at the start (or: going into the cave as it gets incredibly smooth, or moving past the cave, depending on height). This line starts on the obviously sharp rock to the left of the cave and is the more direct line. A few trees had to be cut down to allow the rope to move here, so if they've grown back this may have to be done again.


Start directly below the top-out to Gothic, to the left of the small cave. Climb the slightly overhanging sharp rock to a cave with lots of rabbit poop, then climb over the top of the cave to meet up with the main line of Gothic, going straight through the huge overhanging stalagtite tufas.


Top rope set the same as for "Gothic"

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