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The Gong Show 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Alex Mitchell on Nov 11, 2012

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Standing atop "The Gong". One of the coo...


Climb a thin face past a bolt to a 2' roof. Pull the roof with what ever beta you can find. Follow a huge flake BD #.75-3 size cam up to more thin face above.


A BD .75 and 3 and cams.

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By Robert Hall
From: North Conway, NH
Jun 3, 2014
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Nice Climb! I guess there's two ways to do to the first move(s), unless the bolt on the left protects another route??? If it does, best clip it anyways, otherwise the climb is 5.9- R I think.
By scienceguy288
Oct 13, 2014

Fun route. Super fun to climb up and stand upon the pillar. You need to have good balance ( or long arms) though, as the climb meanders a bit and some of the bolts require you to stretch to the sides more than you might feel completely comfortable doing just before clipping.
By Benjaminadk
From: San Pedro, California
Oct 19, 2014

Climbed gong show again today. great route that never gets old. as for gear, my i recommend bringing BD .3, .5 and 3. The crack varies in size, but is easier climbing than the rest of the route...probably around 5.5 or 5.6. Less or more gear is fine but these three pieces will make the climb safe without having to haul up the whole rack. The route comes into the overhang from the left and shares a first bolt with a harder route on the left. Gong Show is G rated. There are two ways to get past the first bolt and one is much harder than the other.

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