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SOB Gully (skier's left side)

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L to R R to L Alpha
A Modern Day Interpretation of Mig's Arete/Swallow Arete T 
Casual Route, The T 
Casually Off-Route T 
Cloak & Dagger T 
Cloaked Interpretation T 
Comic Relief T 
Debutante's Ball T 
Dragon's Tooth, The T 
Escape Artist T 
Escape, The T 
Lightning Bolt Crack T 
Perfect Art T 
Power Lounger T 
Stand Up Comic T 
Veterans With Vertigo T 
Woke Up Punk T 
Woke Up Trump T 

SOB Gully (skier's left side) Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.58606, -107.71322 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 3, 2014
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Looking down canyon from the left side of SOB.

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This is an organizational entry suggested by a user. It is to the right of Aretes and left of North Chasm View Wall.


A. The Dragon's Tooth, II 8+, 3p, 400', gear.
B1. Casually Off-Route, II 9, 8p, 800', gear.
B2. The Casual Route, II 8, 8p, 800', gear.
D. Power Lounger, II 11- R, 6p, 800', gear.
E. Woke Up Punk, IV 12-, 7p, 800', gear.
F. Debutante's Ball, IV 11, 12p, 1000', gear.
G. Veterans With Vertigo, IV 12- R, 8p, 120', gear.
H. Stand Up Comic, III 11+ X, 5p, gear.
I. Escape Artist, III 9+, 7p, gear.
J. Comic Relief, III 10, 8p', 940'+, gear.
K. Perfect Art, III 12, 5p, 800', gear.
Cloak & Dagger, III 10+, 6p, gear.
L2. A Modern Day Interpretation of Mig's Arete/Swallow Arete, III, 11, 7p, 800'.
M. The Escape, 8, 3p, 400', gear.

Getting There 


Head down the SOB Gully....

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in SOB Gully (skier's left side)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for SOB Gully (skier's left side):
The Escape   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
The Casual Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
Casually Off-Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
Escape Artist   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 7 pitches   
Comic Relief   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 950'   
Cloak & Dagger   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches   
Cloaked Interpretation   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 8 pitches, 1200'   
A Modern Day Interpretation of Mig's Arete/Swallow Arete   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   
Lightning Bolt Crack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Debutante's Ball   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 12 pitches, 1000'   
Stand Up Comic   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a X     Trad, 5 pitches   
Veterans With Vertigo   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 8 pitches, 1200'   
Perfect Art   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 5 pitches, 800'   
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