Follow the trail leftwards in the riverbottom below Reynolds Hill, passing Granite Staircase and aiming for the low saddle west of it. The unpromising formation above you on the right is Gorilla Rock. When the faint trail passes a soggy Pi Beta Phi shirt lying on the ground (the remnant, one prays, of a jolly night in the woods and not some bug-eyed slasher), head right up the bushy embankment. It's still uninspiring until you pop thru a few tunnels & find a shady alcove full of wonderful cracks.
Gloria is the right-arching one with the two ring anchors. It is not an offwidth, pace the new guidebook, tho it shares a start with one. It is a desperate finger flake that gets harder as it goes up. It terminates at a horizontal, leaving you with an horrific stretch to the anchor, which some sadist placed a foot too high. Good climb.
Submitted by: timmet on 2002-06-13
Route ID: 18798