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Swoop Gimp V 5.9 C3 - 5.9 A0

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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This route goes 200% clean. Bring many offset nuts; 3 sets TCUs; camalots to #4
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A2+
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.33/5
  Rock Quality 3.33/5
  Scenery 4.33/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

This route is several hundred feet right of the Forrest/March chimney system. Climbs a steep, beautiful splitter crack on the smooth lower half of the wall. The upper half of the wall is more broken. Contrary to popular opinion, the upper half of this route offers good climbing and some classic ledges. The last two pitches are low angle 5.5 climbing. These pitches aren't that bad if you fix and fire the route or have the climber seconding jug with the pig. I really enjoyed this route.

Descent Options:

walk off

Submitted by: bsmoot on 2002-11-16
Last Modified: 2010-02-03
Views: 959
Route ID: 27393

5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A2+
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: Kurt_Burt on 2011-02-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars first one day solo i think

link to trip report http://www.supertopo.com/tr/one-day-solo-of-Swoop-Gimp-in-Zion/t10455n.html

easy route, splitter is great, if you dont want to back clean bring at least 4 sets of brass offsets.

Added: 2011-02-02

Ratings
  Difficulty A2+
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: vashie on 2007-04-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun

Great climbing. had trouble getting high in the steps on the second pitch, stout A2+

Added: 2007-06-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A2+
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 2004-03-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice uncrowded route

We slept in then hopped on this route after breakfast. It went pretty smoothly and the aid pitches were fun. We climbed the last couple of pitches in the dark, which is OK with such an easy descent. We even made it down in time for beer at the Bit 'n' Spur!

Added: 2007-03-30

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: stoney on 2003-04-20 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

this is a great route.
fixed on the 1st day and sent it on the 2nd.
you need 2 sets of rp's for 2nd and 3rd pitch and a 2 or 3 lowe ball for the small roof on the 4th pitch

Added: 2003-04-20

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  Difficulty
Red Point Red Point ascent by: flamer on 1999-04-15 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Burt and I climbed the first half of the route. WE were trying to do it in a push, which wasd quite honestly way over our heads(at the time). This was one of those things were nothing went right from the start..got picked up in Vegas late(by like 4 hours!) and it just went down hill from there. The climbing was good though...

Witnessed by: Kurt "burt" Arend
Added: 1999-04-15