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Mind the Gap 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Markus Reitenbach and Alex Garhart, July 1, 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Alex Garhart on Jul 1, 2009

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Climb the thin crack on the left wall of the chimney that trends deeper into the chimney (watch out for a pile of guano in a jug). When the chimney narrows to an offwidth/squeeze, traverse back out and grunt up through the squeeze chimney (crux, protects with #6 Camalot). Continue grunting up the squeeze to easier terrain, climb over a huge chockstone and continue up a short finger crack to a 2 bolt anchor on the right. Shares anchors with Know Your Enemy.


Far west end of Mighty Mouse Wall. From the start to Elysium, scramble left and up to the first chimney through some scrub oak. See Beta photo on main page.


BD singles #0-3 C3, #0.4-#6 C4, set of stoppers and slings. 2 bolt anchor at top, rap 75' to the south.

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By Markus Reitenbach
From: Grand Junction,CO
Jul 2, 2009

The 5.9 rating should be upgraded for heavier folks. A 200 pound climber might not fit through the gap at all.
By Alex Garhart
Oct 14, 2009

I agree it would be more difficult for a larger person. You would have to traverse further out of the squeeze where the chimney flares and the moves become marginal but not impossible, making the crux a little stiffer. Watch you rope drag over the #6 Camalot at the crux, it could walk back into the squeeze and tip out.

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