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Twisted Gumby 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Matt P on Feb 14, 2006

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This is the second climb from the left. It cruises up on good rock just to the right of the large flake. An awesome first lead as there is a bolt about every 8 Ft. No excuses here. Good for the grade.


About 7 well placed bolts to chains on a nice ledge

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By Scott Tucker
From: Tucson, AZ
May 9, 2006
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Good first lead. Easy to Z-clip near the top as two bolts are really close together. Good route to learn this lesson on the hard way, so another reason it's a good first lead.
By Jonas Salk
Sep 28, 2008

very easy to z-clip up top. keep an eye on inexperienced leaders here.
By Cody M
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 3, 2010
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Again, easy to z-clip (I did it at first). A little bald below the anchors but easier if you stray to the sides.
By KristinaB
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 1, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Twisted Gumby was my first lead climbing outdoors! Great climb for a first timer; however, the height of the cliff plus the height above the Mt.Lemmon highway makes one feel quite high in the sky so it may be somewhat intimidating for a new climber. This route holds a special place in my heart!
By Kerry Mc
From: Lawrence, KS
May 31, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

At 5'0" this route posed more of a challenge than I expected. With a few ascents I consistently had trouble around the 2nd bolt from the top. Might want to keep this in mind if you are taking out some newbie pint sized folks!
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
May 31, 2012

Please be aware that this crag is closed to climbing between February 1 and August 31 for nesting peregrine falcons (or at least according to my understanding and the notice on this page).
By Sam Thompson
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 4, 2015

Twisted Gumby has a great ledge at the anchor to sit down on and relax for a beginning leader to practice cleaning gear and setting up a rappel

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