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Gollum Grooves - 5.8

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock (Trad)
G
3
Standard Yam rack, can bring along a couple of bigger pieces
360
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.33/5
  Scenery 3.33/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

This is a popular route because of the easy grade doing the regular route. I highly recommend doing the variation on pitch 3 which will give you decent difficult 5.8. Doing the variation on p3 will make you have to make a 4th pitch at the exit chimney because of rope drag, there is a very good crack at the beginning of the exit pitch on climbers left to build an anchor.

Descent Options:

Walk off

Submitted by: lovesclimbing on 2007-10-15
Last Modified: 2013-08-12
Views: 1160
Route ID: 89722

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: CamelCigarettePack on 2013-06-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Gullum Grooves

Fun route, Fixed gear around for anchors; a couple small 'trees' at the top. Solid route good times to be had.

Added: 2013-06-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: IRONWILL803 on 2012-05-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars wicked

Good climb, did the right hand variation on the second pitch I think it was the most difficult part of the climb. The traverse on the 3rd pitch was the best part of the climb.

Added: 2012-05-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: lovesclimbing on 2007-10-15 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars about time

This route holds a special place for me, I went off route at the top of pitch 3 and while trying to push it I took a fall and broke my foot ending with a 5.5 hour walk down Yam and a trip to the hostipal, the only reason to do this route if you are climbing harder than 5.8 is for the variation pitch, doing the regular route brings it down to 5.7. However a 5.8 climber may find it a little diffcult.

Added: 2007-10-15