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Grandpa Gander 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Herb Laegar, Andy and Lotus Brown, 10/86
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Submitted By: Woody Stark on Sep 2, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: "Grandpa Gander". Photo by Blitzo.


This is the first route to the left of Granny Goose. Pull onto the face above an overlap and make thin moves up past three bolts. Some pro can be had past the last bolt to ease your mind. Easy descent down the north face (towards the Lost Horse Road).


3 bolts, pro to 3" for anchors

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By Steve Powell
Nov 2, 2003
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Climbed this a couple of years ago. Thought it was fun.My hardest face climb in the monument.
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Sep 12, 2005

went up this thing via TR yesterday and had great difficulty at the start. 5.10c is being kind to this one!
By Steve Powell
Sep 13, 2005
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

locker,you got to use better technique.seriously though, I flashed it the first time I did it. couldn't get off the ground the second time.
By 72HW Holly
Feb 19, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

TR ascent - took 2 slides near the bottom. Found the climb to be challenging to say the least, not to mention painful on the toes! Decent enough movement, decent enough climb. I would agree that 10c might be a little generous, however, as 10b4me says, it may be a technique issue on my part.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Mar 17, 2009
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Could feel myself sliding downwards on every move past the first two bolts - maybe I need to new rubber, or new hobby....

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