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Shotgun Baptism 

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

Type:  Sport, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: T. Goss, M. Nad
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Aug 24, 2009

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The start of Shotgun Baptism


A steep, difficult, under-cut start climbs to jugs and crisp edges. Nice clipping stances and a sweet bulge finish keep this route good from beginning to end. A great little romp!


This route is the middle climb of three at the early entrance of the Green Valley Gap It is on the south facing side and is identified by a roomy cave marking it's start.


Four bolts to an anchor.

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By Nathan Marsh
From: st. george utah
May 13, 2011
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

whats up with the bolt to the right of the second bolt on the face near 12 gauge? is that a variation of the route? or am i climbing the wrong route? (i climbed directly up the bolt line)
By Ken Noyce
From: Layton, UT
May 7, 2012

I know at one time there was a two bolt variation to the right of the route, but I think the first bolt was stolen from the variation, so now there is just the second lone bolt. I remember the variation was fun and a bit more technical and crimpy then the actual route.
By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
Apr 1, 2015
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This is a really fun climb and the start has a number of variations. If your short, you'll need a boost to get to the start holds.
By Joncharlesdavis
Oct 10, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Sweet start, a weird move to get from under the roof to the exposed top section.

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