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Welcome to the Gorge 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Scott Ayers, Eden Masters, Elizabeth Gorrin, 1992.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Nov 27, 2006

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"Welcome to the Gorge". Photo by Blitzo.


This route is on the lower left side of the wall, as you approach the cliff.
9 bolts lead up the center of the face.
Tricky mantle moves lead to somewhat easier climbing.



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By Derek Lawrence
From: Bailey
Dec 12, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun route but felt like a sandbag at 5.9. Crux (for me) was getting from bolt 1 to 2
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jan 6, 2007

I'd say .9 is about right, but I remember the holds being very slick.
By grizz Burton
Mar 24, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Easy to make the first clip feel very awkward if you climb to the ledge right of the bolt. If you climb directly under the first bolt the moves seem a little difficult for a .9 but clipping is less stressful I found.
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
May 6, 2017

Bottom is slippery as bird shit on glass! Fun climb.

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