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Hostess Gully - West Corridor
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Ho Ho S 
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Patina Atoll T,S 
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Zinger S 

Fruit Pie 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jun 20, 2004

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Description 

This is one of the first routes on the west side gully on Castle Rock. There are 2 pitches with each being 100ft long. There is a 3rd pitch variation that leads left to join Zinger 5.8. A harder variation also goes straight up at 5.10c which requires a trad rack.

The first pitch angles up and right through some roofs and continues on face climbing for two pitches.

Rap with one 60M rope.

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Looking up the start.  Pulling this roof is probably the crux.  From here all the way to the 2nd pitch anchors is an amazing patina jug haul.
Looking up the start. Pulling this roof is probab...
High on Fruit Pie
High on Fruit Pie
Kristy rapping the route
BETA PHOTO: Kristy rapping the route
Kristy climbing. Belaying from top of second pitch
Kristy climbing. Belaying from top of second pitch
Nicole sizing up the short vertical section, which feels like a roof compared to the rest of the climb and is the crux of the first pitch.
Nicole sizing up the short vertical section, which...

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By Dan Mathews
Aug 12, 2014
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Great climb with great rock. Perhaps the most fun I've had on a 5.7. Did the link up with Zinger (5.8), which made for a long, consistent 5.7-5.8 patina jug haul!