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Gabriel's Watch 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 135'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: David Sampson and Arjun Heimsath
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: arjunmh on Nov 26, 2011

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Description 

This extremely fun and challenging climb starts on the left side of a narrow low north-facing wall below the “God Head.” Climb up angling left past four bolts reaching a large ledge. A few difficult moves establishes you onto a steep overhanging wall that leads to two bulges and a short and easy run-out ramp to the top. Belay from two hangers. Rap "God Knows" or walk off by scrambling southeast and descending into the gulley. You can also rap west, down the main face for easier access to the next three climbs.


Location 

North face of the area


Protection 

Sport, 11 bolts



Photos of Gabriel's Watch Slideshow Add Photo
Canada Eric nearing the top on his onsight
Canada Eric nearing the top on his onsight
DAS nearing the top.
DAS nearing the top.
DAS getting through the crux on the FA
DAS getting through the crux on the FA
AMH through the crux on the second ascent.
AMH through the crux on the second ascent.
another view of Canada Eric @ the crux.
another view of Canada Eric @ the crux.
Canada Eric at the crux
Canada Eric at the crux
Jimbo ready for his onsite
Jimbo ready for his onsite
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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 26, 2011
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

My favorite sport route in QC. Terrific rock, great climbing, awesome feature. The crux is outrageous and perfectly bolted. Fantastic job on this David!

By David Arthur Sampson
Dec 18, 2011
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Thanks Geir.
Note: do not be enticed by chain anchors off left: continue straight up the face along the blunt arete to hangers.

By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Dec 18, 2011

Let's recap.....

-4* .11c
-In QC on our beloved volcanic rock
-Geirs favorite QC sport climb
-Newly developed area
-Nicely and freshly bolted

Wow, I need to step up my game for some spring climbing in QC. Can't wait to see all the work you guys have done! Meanwhile I'll just continue to read about it from 300 miles away.

Keep posting pics!

By David Arthur Sampson
Dec 29, 2011
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Hey Susan;
Yeah, let me know when you are around; I would be happy to show you around!

By David Arthur Sampson
Nov 7, 2012
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

NOTE: When climbing Gabes do not be be drawn off route by the chains hanging for the two routes left of Gabriel's Watch; climb the blunt arete to the top, ending at two hangers. Rap "God Knows" to get off.