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Sabado Gigante 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: 11/2004, Marty Lewis, Kevin Calder, Andrew Stevens, Peter Croft, Mike Forkash, Steve Calder
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Submitted By: Jon duSaint on Dec 13, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Climber in white shirt is on Sabado Gigante


Long kinda chossy face leads to handcrack. This route will be great once it cleans up.


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By Tom Helvie
From: Bishop, CA
Dec 15, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Agreed this thing will be good if it cleans up, but I'm not too sure it ever will. Climbs like a vertical kitty litter box in its current state. Everyone should take one for the team and climb it to help clean it up.
By Greg Barnes
Dec 15, 2006

It's getting better than it was initially, but at this rate it will still be many years before it cleans up well. Head for the crack when you get near it, and you'll avoid some of the choss. Marty Lewis said it was the dirtiest thing he'd ever done in the Gorge, and considering he's done nearly every route here, that's saying a lot!
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jan 6, 2007

Is this the crack that is just to the right of sendero luminoso?
By Jonathan Howland
May 24, 2007

Yes (to prev. comment). And if Marty's endowing SG with the status cited above isn't sufficient incentive for you, gornisht helfin (Yiddish -- for "nothing can help." Probably misspelled). I think it's a worthy route. (Have your belayer stand to the side and wear a helmet.)
By Colonel Mustard
From: Sacramento, CA
Jan 21, 2011

Despite debris on the top of a lot of the holds, I thought this climb was enjoyable. It's more tightly bolted than a lot of the neighboring Great Wall moderates, so make sure your belayer's wearing a helmet and go for it.
By Howie Stern
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Dec 19, 2011

Still vertical kitty litter...One of the dirtiest routes I've done down there...
By andiran
Oct 20, 2012

The guidebook calls the first part "crunchy"-- perfect description. Still lots of debris. Very enjoyable once you get to the crack.
By Tyson Waldron
From: Reno, NV
Nov 9, 2013

Maybe this thing is cleaning up a bit? The whole face still looks like junk, but it climbed pretty well, don't remember any obviously loose stuff.
By Pickles
From: Bishop, ca
Sep 7, 2014

Just got on it today; kitty litter would be a good way to describe some places, but on the whole, nice, easy, and fun. Good route.
By Maidy
Mar 10, 2016

This climb is cleaning up and gets better and better each year. Varied, long and really fun IMO.

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