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Gilligan's Island Crag 
Ginger's Face 
Mary Ann's Face 

Gilligan's Island 


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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 12, 2007
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Description 

Gilligan's Island is a west-facing, rocky hillside with three seperate crags - Gilligan's Island Crag, Ginger's Face and Mary Ann's Face.

The majority of the routes are moderate cracks and faces with good protection, which makes this a popular area for those wishing to escape the crowds of more popular locales like Echo Rock and Hemingway Buttress. Getting there involves a hike of about a mile, but it's mostly level and on a well-defined trail, which makes it quite easy. Climbable throughout the day/season with morning shade and afternoon sun.

Some of the better climbs here include As The Wind Blows (5.7), Hit It Ethel (5.8), Lovey (5.9), Teddy (5.9), Ape Man Hop (5.10a) and Roomis E. Gloomis (5.10d).


Getting There 

Approach, from the parking lot at Key's Corner, as per the Ellsmere Island area, but continue north another 200 meters or so beyond that crag until the crag comes into view. A short approach up the rocky hillside leads to the various crags. Plan on 30-40 minutes for the approach.


Climbing Season


16 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gilligan's Island:
Route 66   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Mary Ann's Face
Hit it Ethel   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Mary Ann's Face
Through the Looking Glass   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Ginger's Face
Lovey (aka Whale of a Time)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Gilligan's Island Crag
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Old bolt on Gun for the Sun...classic buttonhead w Leeper hanger

Gun for the Sun 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Ginger's Face
Start on corners/cracks to the left of As the Wind Blows obvious corner. Up through discontinuous cracks (mealy-ish rock) then to the first bolt, then a long run to the second bolt. Exit left to sling anchor atop Through the Looking Glass. Or, continue straight up (thin! ~5.10a/b) to horizontal crack (which can be downclimbed left to the aforementioned anchor)....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By C Miller
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Mar 12, 2007

The area is named after the televison show of the same name which ran from 1964-1967 and featured seven castaways on a deserted island in the south pacific.

Click here to hear the Gilligan's Island Theme (this link works with IE but doesn't seem to work with Firefox).

By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Feb 15, 2009

Who would have guessed?