Very thin face climb to the left of Gorgeous. Crux is at 3rd bolt, although it is fairly desperate from the ground up to this point. An easy run-out with huge fall potential follows the hard section, although if you make it through the crux moves, there is very little possibility you'll fall here; therefore, it seems fair to not give this an 'R' rating.
|Comments on Gorge and Purge
|By Tom Helvie|
From: Bishop, CA
Mar 21, 2008
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a
Definitely not R, you can get gear in horizontals in the "runout" section, if you actually brought gear down into the gorge.