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Corkscrew -

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Gunks rack, 5.8 PG
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Submitted by: kagunkie on 2001-07-26
Views: 1117
Route ID: 2444

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ptengert on 2012-06-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Sweet climb...

One of the more interesting lines at the Gap. Gear is definitely PG, was helpful to use ball nutz.

I placed 4 ball nutz on this climb into parallel thin seams, 2 of which would have been otherwise unprotectable. P1 is delightful. First belay stance is adequate, but out of view/earshot of the double-overhang crux at the top. You may want to belay above the last left-facing corner on the face before the hangs to ease communications. I attempted the direct line at the crux, and greased out, going for a clean 10-15' fall w/rope stretch. I then went up and traversed right around the first crux hang, and topped out via the 5.7 variation.

Note you can avoid the "scary corner" (as the guide refers to it, by going right from the 1st belay, traversing around the arete to the face on the right, then up. The "scary corner" is poorly protected, and if you blew it, you'd fall right on your belayer. This is a much safer option.

Corkscrew is an apt name for this climb, as it winds around numerous corners and hangs. Climb ends right at a frequently used rap station with great views as you're standing at the lip of the Great Arch!

Booty alert, we left a YELLOW MASTER CAM in the crux overhang. I loaded it upon falling, and my second couldn't get it out. It's waiting for you....

Added: 2012-06-24

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: looserockgapnj on 2009-08-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Lowe balls

My favorite climb at the gap. There's no runout going into big roof crux. Man up and throw some loweballs in thin crack!! Last overhang at top is 5.Fun!

Added: 2009-08-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dirtking360 on 2009-05-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Stellar line with some sketch pro...

Every bit of the 8+ but also VERY VERY PG. runout at the beginning no big deal, but marginal gear leading into the scary corner then out the big roof to a #1 after the crux traverse. last roof is strong and fun. surprised to see no pins on this route...

Added: 2009-06-03

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: tradclimber911 on 2001-08-16 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

As is typical at the gap loose rock abounds. P1 is very run out on 5.7 territory. However, if you can make it to the crux on P2 two great roofs await your attempt. Great climbing great moves crappy gear.

Witnessed by: John Jtalma
Added: 2001-08-16