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The Gap Rock Climbing 

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Location: 31.93698, -109.99468 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Angel Mangual on Oct 7, 2013
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View from the top of Boulder Dome


This place contains some good hard old school slab. It gets sun in the morning and partially shaded in the afternoon. It has approximately 6 mixed routes and most of them are multipitches. The rock is good but SLABBY start. During monsoon there will be a running creek, pools, and a little waterfall.

Link to Bob Kerry description of the area:

Getting There 

The approach is the same as Whale dome and Warpaint. Before getting to Whale Dome, you will see a distinctive Gap between two domes (The Gap) by the wash. The dome to the left is Epic dome facing south and the dome to the right is The Gap.

Climbing Season

For the West Stronghold area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Gap

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Gap:
Dihedral to Dike   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Pony Express   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: First bolt of Pony Express.  We had a 70 meter rop...

Pony Express 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : ... : The Gap
Two pitches of some hard slab. the first bolted route left of Dihedral to Dike1st pitch: (5.11) Mixed route. It starts with 5 bolt. After the last bolt just embrace yourself and keep going up to chicken heads. Follow the chicken head to two bolt anchors. 2nd pitch. (5.11) Mixed route. Follow the bolt line to a corner crack. Continue up chicken heads to a Chicken head and bolt anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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