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Gauntlet 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 125'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Josh Smith, Mark Wolfenden
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Josh Smith on Oct 30, 2013
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Josh high up on Gauntlet. April 2011.

Description 

Throw down or run—your choice. Thin moves to a bit of crimpy face climbing. The rock at the start is better than it looks (but only just). The crux is protected by a bolt. The finger crack on the headwall above the anchor was aided but remains unsent—small gear on dubious rock.


Location 

Go up behind Red Tail Tower on the down canyon side. Gauntlet is behind the big tree.


Protection 

Doubles from 0 to #2s. A #3 is nice as the first piece, and two extra reds for the hand crack might be useful. Possible to place a #3 at the very top. Nuts optional.



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By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 30, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

The crux was originally protected by a shitty pin, instead of a bolt, when josh first freed this.
RPs and small nuts are useful if you have to cheat at the crux.