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The Gastonian 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
Season: typical DH season
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Submitted By: slim on Sep 9, 2013

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This very good and easily overlooked route makes a great finish to the day. Begin up a South Platte slab on crystal nubs past 3 bolts to a ramp/ledge. The Gastonian branches to the right here (the left hand route is a 10a).

Look upward and contemplate a lack of features. Launch into it, and surprise yourself that you are not falling off of the aforementioned lack of features. I thought the climbing here was really satisfying.

Continue upward on easier, yet still fun climbing to a set of bolted anchors.


This is on the far left side, the 2nd line of bolts from the left. Just after you step down around a tree near the wall using some big rocks. It is vegetated at the base. The route begins with a couple bolts up a dark grey slab.


Bolts, maybe 10 or so. Bring 12 plus anchor draws.

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