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The Central Gully of the Fortress has a very different character than the Right-side Gully. Whereas the Right-side is massive and towering (with 3 huge peaks looming overhead) as well as steep and loose, the Central Gully is low-angle and comfortable. The Central Gully is actually quite pretty. The routes in the Central Gully are also more moderate in nature.
The best way to access the Central Gully is to climb Footprints and then walk uphill to the base of Snickerdoodle or Blue In Green.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central Gully:
Magali's Arete 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 75'
Rational Expectations 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 60'
Snickerdoodle 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Seven Steps to Heaven 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 50'
Spontaneous Order 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport, 4 pitches, 350'
Straight, No Chaser 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 100'
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Blue In Green 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA : Central Coast : ... : Central Gully
Start to the right of the "Footprints" anchor, up slabs with 3 bolts and pass a prominent pine tree to its right. A #2 Camalot can be useful below the tree, and you can also sling the tree for added protection. A steep move (5.6) leads to easier climbing. Stay left at the top to exit directly onto Lunch Ledge. This is a varied pitch with interesting moves. It is a much better (and easier) way to access Lunch Ledge than ascending Snickerdoodle and rapping to the ledge.Direct start variation...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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