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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+ MVS 4b Sport, 75'
Rational Expectations 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 60'
Snickerdoodle 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Seven Steps to Heaven 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 50'
Spontaneous Order 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 Sport, 4 pitches, 350'
Straight, No Chaser 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 100'
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Tee it Up, Cupcake 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b CA : Central Coast : ... : Central Gully
Climbs the left-hand side of the summit block above Rational Expectations and Magali's Arete. This route is an easier alternate to Seven Steps, which is located on the right-hand side of the block.The summit is perhaps the coolest vantage point in the entire Fortress area....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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