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Gobi Desert - 5.10b

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Rock (Sport)
G
1
8 bolts
70
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.33/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 3.33/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

NEW FINISH. This is the bleak and barren face just left of Silk Road. Climb Silk Road to the base of the pedestal [2nd bolt], and then step left around the corner onto the vertical desert. This route used to end at the chains on Silk Road, but has now been extended to the rim by the addition of two more bolts, which protect an interesting finish through the black overhanging lip. Large holds, succculent dates and beautiful belly-dancers are, as always, only mirages. Speed or a 10-day camel are the traveller's best friends here. You can still finish at the chains on Silk Road, but why would you??????

Descent Options:

Rap from the chains at the rim, or walk off right.

Submitted by: Uncleh on 2007-10-25
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Route ID: 87278

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4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: imcd on 2009-10-03 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars underrated

nice route, very un-waterline, less steep more tchnical

Added: 2009-10-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dmcg on 2007-10-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Didn't find the desert either

Top-roped from Silk Road anchor. Really nice climb. Either my climbing has improved dramatically (not) or it's a bit soft on the grade. Felt like a 9.

Added: 2007-10-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: ndives on 2007-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars I somehow avoided the desert

Felt like there was more hand and foot options than in the description. Fun alternate line up to silk roads anchor.

Added: 2007-08-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: peeniwali on 2007-07-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars More fun

This is a fun route with a lot of subtle holds and delicate footwork. Making your way around the bulge above the 2nd bolt on Silk Road can seem like a faith-based process. Above this side pulls and good footwork see you to the chains. Grade 5.10b or so depending on the line you pick up the slab.

Added: 2007-07-29