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Gamma Rays in Sector C 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tristan Higbee and Christian Burrell
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Christian "crisco" Burrell on Jul 12, 2008

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By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Jul 12, 2008

The lower 2/3 of the climb (to the ledge) is really good. Fun pocket pulling to big jugs, to a funky little ledge/spike thing where you can rest. Move left and up from the ledge. After the ledge is kinda sketchy--if you fall, you'll probably swing and hit the ledge. The rock there isn't the greatest, either.
By Jon Bitter
From: Waco, Tx
Jun 30, 2010

I may have the wrong route, because the one I did had 2 pitches. However, going up and over the bulge from that spike/ledge seemed pretty stiff for 10a. There was also a good amount of loose crap. Then, on the mystery second pitch I broke off a good sized foothold onto my partner's head.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Jun 30, 2010

Yeah, there's a second pitch on top of this one. It's 5.11c and is called Rocket Boys. There's a topo photo here that shows the routes.

I don't remember much about Gamma Rays except that the pockets down low were cool and that I didn't like how I bolted the upper part. I still need to get back up there to fix it... Maybe it's sandbagged a little bit (?) but it sounds like you were on the right route since you mentioned the bulge/spike part.
By justa beater
Jun 2, 2014

Bad blot location for crux protection. ..if you can do it by going left well then your brass is bigger than mine, being as I had to work the following day I chose to go right at the crux and avoid a potentially season ending lead fall swing into the ledge