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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Paul Rachele on Sep 30, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Red line is the route. Badly drawn X's are the bel...


Follow the prominent right facing corner system through liebacks, off widths, flakes and over a roof. Crux is a 5.8 roof 10 feet over your last good piece.


Park at the first parking area on your right as you enter Sinks Canyon. Look up at the wall and find the REALLY prominent corner system.


Trad gear. There is a two bolt belay 150 feet up. and two bolts at the top.

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By Tom Rangitsch
From: Lander, WY
Sep 30, 2008

I don't think Gunky is PG13. It has good gear the whole way if I remember correctly. The route is a bit sandy, but safe. Don't be detoured as the route is really worth doing and a fun outing.
By Kyle P.
From: Lander, WY
Apr 10, 2009

Bomber medium stopper over the roof. Place it before going over. You don't even have to see it, just drop it in, tug it, and go.
By Eli Kramer
From: Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 25, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Tom's right. I did it learning how to lead. Placements were solid and not hard to find.
By Kyle Williams
Dec 18, 2009

Excellent route that can be lead with all passive gear. A selection of medium to large hexes, a set of nuts, and some tri-cams should prepare the leader well. Worth the trip.
By pheindel
Jan 7, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Not PG13, placements are plentiful and solid
By Dapper Dan Rogers
From: Driggs, ID
May 2, 2012

The roof stopper beta is spot on! Seemed like good pro the whole way up.
By Sagar Gondalia
From: Golden
Oct 13, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I echo this not being PG13. Great gear the whole way. Great varied climbing.
By matt j hartman
From: Leavenworth WA
Mar 2, 2013

paul rachele must be light duty.
By Vanya Perevozov
From: Denver, CO
Sep 3, 2014

The sandy, pocketed slab below the starting ledge goes at about 5.7R and is rather fun too
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