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Gun Rack 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Pauline Hsieh, Ron Cotman, Gordon Briody (2001)
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Submitted By: andyf on Feb 18, 2007

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Description 

Gun Rack has a brilliant double roof sequence (especially for the grade), with mostly pedestrian climbing before and after. There's an optional second pitch of easy slabbing (5.6 or .7, crux at top). By skipping (or back cleaning) some of the first pitch bolts, it's reasonable to climb the entire route as one long pitch (two raps with a single rope).

Location 

Currently, last route to the left after reaching crag. Look for the double roof.

Protection 

Draws. 6 bolts plus anchor (first pitch); 13 draws should be enough for combining pitches.


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Gun Rack:  Heading into the double roofs.
Gun Rack: Heading into the double roofs.
Gun Rack: Starting the route.  Photo by Ron Lavign...
Gun Rack: Starting the route. Photo by Ron Lavign...
such a fun route!
such a fun route!

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By Perin Blanchard
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From: Orem, UT
Jul 8, 2007

I combined pitches 1 and 2 without skipping or backcleaning; the rope drag was stiff for the last little bit, but doable. However, it was just about impossible to hear my second under the roof from the top of pitch 2.
By Rafe
May 5, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Super fun.
By DuncanKL
Jul 28, 2010

Great climb, but not good on hot days.
By Denno
From: Leavenworth, WA
Jul 19, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

One of my favorite sport climbs in Leavenworth! Pumpy roof crux, but an awesome feeling sending it, and fun to lap.