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Gambit - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

This is a fun route, in a great setting. The belay at the end of the third pitch can be confusing. Keep going to the big ledge before setting a belay. The final pitch has some loose areas so use caution. The top of Shirtail peak is the highest point in Eldo, enjoy the views!

Submitted by: a_scender on 2004-02-29
Views: 489
Route ID: 18532

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2012-03-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars High on the List

Of my favorite Colorado climbs. The second and third pitches are extremely good. The last pitches are pretty good as well. Three first its a little mediocre until you get into it.

Added: 2012-03-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fxgranite on 2007-10-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars None

No Comment

Added: 2008-11-05

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 1995-07-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars None

No comment

Added: 2007-04-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: cindylou on 2006-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

WOW! Great climb. Tough moves and a sustained 5.8 ptich. The last pitch goes at 5.6 and has great exposure. We did the climb in 3 pitches; pitch 1, pitch 2&3, pitch 4&5. Pitch 4 is the 5.8 and pitch 5 is 5.6. And its 5.6 for the whole thing. Combined, pitch 4&5 are 190' of hard ass climbing.

Witnessed by: Dino
Added: 2006-05-24

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: nextascent on 2006-04-30 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2006-04-30

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