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Gothic Edifice 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Evan Wisheropp
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Evan Wisheropp on May 15, 2017

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Tricky moves to reach hidden jugs near the top of ...


Originally 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.


Location: Line of black bolts below the massive 40’ roof.


Gear: 8 bolts, uneven 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.**

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Rock Climbing Photo: Gothic Edifice leading up to the Gargoyle
Gothic Edifice leading up to the Gargoyle
Rock Climbing Photo: Gothic Edifice
Gothic Edifice

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By Evan Wisheropp
May 18, 2017

Still has some more cleaning to be done, but fun nonetheless. Should be clean in a week or two.
By Sierra Farquhar
From: Arcata, CA
May 29, 2017
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun fun super awesomey fun!

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