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West Gully

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L to R R to L Alpha
Charon's Boat S 
Dragon Direct T 
Knight of Swords S 
Merlin's Enigma S 
Sorcerer's Apprentice S 

West Gully Rock Climbing 


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  • Description 

    The West Gully lies just beyond the Wall of the Goddess. It is a steep gully with no established trail. Be careful scrambling in this area, as there is some loose rock and bushes to deal with.

    Richard Rossiter established five routes here in 2005.

    L->R:

    A. Merlin's Enigma, 11+, 1p, 4 bolts. V-dihedral to roof.
    B. Charon's Boat, 9+, 1p, 3 bolts. Corner to hand traverse.
    C. Knight of Swords, 10, 1p, 5 bolts. Steep face by big boulder.
    D. Dragon Direct, 9, 1p, 70', 2 bolts & gear to 2".
    E. Sorcerer's Apprentice, 7+, 1p, 3 bolts, optional gear.

    Getting There 

    Continue left past the Wall of the Goddess and drop down to a pile of boulders. The West Gully rises immediately to the right.

    Climbing Season

    For the Third Tier area.

    Weather station 4.8 miles from here

    5 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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