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Plumb Line Gully is just east of the thumb, and consists of a good mix of routes. For starters the short but great Plumb Line (trad), next door is a runout 5.11d bolted line. Next to this is a trad 5.6, and so on and so on. 4 routes face south, 3 west and like 6 or so east. Other than the west facing routes, the rock is good and the climbing is well worth it. I have heard that the west-facing routes are of poorer quality, but I haven't checked it out.
Park at the Gate pullout and hike towards Green "A", but instead of cutting up the boulder field, angle across it gaining elevation. The dark streaked cliff west of Kermit's Wall is the Waterfront, hike past this by picking up on small trails that cut their path near the base of the cliffs. Near the west end is a chockstone that hinders travel. Get beyond this and Plumb Line Gully is to your right.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Plumb Line Gully:
Hangman 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Boomerang 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Plumb Line 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR, 50'
Gravity's Rainbow 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A1 Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 200'
A Little Razz-Ma-Tazz and All That Jazz 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 20'
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Plumb Line 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Plumb Line Gully
Below and slightly east of the The Thumb is a small, slightly triangular wall leaning just shy of vertical. Splitting this wall is a thin fingertips-to-thin-hands crack which begged ascent pre-1968 when Mayor Ted aided it and named it Plumb Line. Today, it's a classic, steep finger crack which despite it's lengthy approach is a must do (and one which I do at least once a year for grins). Follow the approach description under The Thumb. Gather your less-than-1.5...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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