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Gossamer - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75 out of 5
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Quickdraws, possibly a stopper to protect the opening moves.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.17/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.33/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Starts high on the shoulder of the flake. Climb a wierd crack onto a pedestal - you may want to place a piece because you are pulling out over a 30 foot drop. Climb easily to a stance where a bolt can be clipped(scary if you are short). Make a few thin moves until the flakes narrows, and then grab the edge and shuffle up the side. The climbing is spectacular and totally unique-one of the very best routes at Rushmore.

Submitted by: atg200 on 2001-10-22
Views: 830
Route ID: 5717

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28 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: garrett907 on 2010-06-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars fun layback

just as intimidating to lead as it is to follow

Added: 2011-09-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kubok13 on 2010-07-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars none

this climb is sweet

Added: 2010-07-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mwelly007 on 2008-05-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Very original (looking).

First route in SD for me. Crazy granite.

Added: 2008-07-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: emarconi on 2007-08-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Gossamer

it's a pretty cool climb, not hard.

Added: 2007-12-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: jefflane510 on 2007-06-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars stellar

jumped on another parties TR. Next time worthy of a lead. I'd birng a .5 or .75 to protect the opening. Not that the climbing is difficult there, just that it's about 30 feet down even though you've only done 4 moves.

Added: 2007-06-17

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