Dykes of Gastonia
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Climb the obvious dike on Stripe rock. Scramble up a small Dyke to gain access to an old homemade bolt and then continue onto the roof. This route is very very runout
You can place a .3 on the first pitch in a flake and use a #3 at the roof/horn belay after that you can use a .5 on the Dyke at the second belay if need be but it is detached so becareful.
looking down p2
looking down p3
|Comments on Dykes of Gastonia
|By Iain Morris|
Jul 30, 2007
This route requires some innovative slinging at times, involves some loose flakes, and a few tricky slab moves at the start.
Aug 4, 2008
To start, proceed up and right on a ramp of sorts until you peek around a corner and see a creaky old bolt. Back down a few feet and establish an anchor with small-hand size springy things. My partner, a whiz at runouts, led the grainy first pitch, traversing up and right from the second well-aged bolt. About 170 feet and two or three placements higher, he belayed in the dike itself, backing up a horn with some gear. The second pitch follows the dike for some borderline-silly fun after the hair raising first pitch. The chickenheads are huge, providing holds, protection and eventually a belay anchor. The third pitch ambles away from the dike a bit into some 5.5-5.6ish slabbing that soon mellows out and deposits you on a very cool, potholed summit.
|By Doug Foust|
From: Henderson, Nevada
Jun 24, 2010
1st pitch is grainy and run out, keep your shoes clean. Fun climb though, placed only one piece of gear the entire climb, the rest was slung horns.
Sep 19, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
a buttonhead, a bolt and nice small cam on p1. Coupla horns each on p2 and p3. Rap Poly with 1 60m starting 20' over from the dyke
|By dave bingham|
Oct 14, 2011
"Dike of Gastonia" "Gastonia" refers to the famous french alpinist Gaston Rebuffat, who was often pictured standing in silhouette or atop a precipitous needle of rock - Gaston-ia.
I'm psyched people are doing this old-school route!
|By Matt Schroer|
From: Logan, Utah
Jul 28, 2013
One of the coolest rock features at the city - a must do for anyone who climbs in the area regularly. That first pitch is spicey 5.7 slab and the upper pitches are super runout. Awesome.