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Gypsy Girl 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Jul 31, 2004

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Preston in sandals.


About 10 minutes up the gully from Steort's is a short bolted route that isn't a total waste of bolts. Definitely an acceptable climb for the young 'uns. Also, it is harder for the kids due to reaches.


5 draws for the climb, and there is a chain around a tree (not sure if I like that) for the anchor. Maybe bring slings for an anchor as well 1 chain does not an anchor make.

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By Eric Jacobsen
Aug 3, 2004

Way to go Preston!
By Nathan Fisher
Jul 22, 2005

The bolts are all gone from this route. I guess thievery is still alive.
By Ryan Brough
From: Arvada, Colorado
Aug 5, 2006
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

I believe that this is the single rappel alternative for the typical Dead Snag descent. Three rappels take up valuable climbing time. It only takes an extra two minutes to downclimb a ramp to get to the rappel tree with the chain wrapped around it. This may explain why the bolts got chopped.
By Brian in SLC
From: Sandy, Utah
May 8, 2008

Maybe the reason the bolts got yanked is that for years, folks have used this as a down climb and an up climb with no bolts. I wonder who placed them and when? I hadn't seen them, but, I usually down climb off to the climber's left just below the tree, rather than straight down (although I've done it both ways).

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