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Top Gun 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: A Miller, R. Bradshaw, F. Berman
New Route: Yes
Season: warm
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Submitted By: Aaron Miller on May 8, 2010

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Top Gun action.


Long sustained quality climbing with great position and lots of exposure.


15 feet right of Aerostar.


13 bolts, chain anchor

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From: Wherever we park!
Jun 1, 2010
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

this would be a fantastic route if it weren't for the small runout at the top made even more dangerous by climbing on chunks of completely uncleaned moss. maybe i was off route, but the moves there were def 11 and staying left at the top looked not only more difficult, but also crowded the neighboring line. brush the right side of the arete for a 4 star route...
By Chris Archer
Jun 10, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13

Completely agree w the previous comment. This is an excellent route with continually interesting climbing on good rock until the finale. You cant see the anchors from the last bolt (it looks like you finish on the 11+ to the left and share anchors, but Top Gun has its own well hidden anchors). If you blow the moves to the chains, using lichen covered holds, it looks like a bad (ankle breaking?) fall. Adding one last bolt before the anchors (which would eliminate the bad fall potential and provide some direction on how to finish) and brushing the holds would turn this into a 3-4 star classic.
By Niccole
From: Denver, CO
Jun 14, 2010
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

would be so great if the top was clean and not quite so run out and scary!
By Aaron Miller
From: Santa Fe, NM
Oct 24, 2010

I moved the last-bolt and added one. It's now less heady at the topout.

By Ian Donnelly
From: Santa Fe, NM
Aug 5, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Sustained with nice movement from the ground to the chains. Great climb!
By Bill Czajkowski
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jul 3, 2015
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Apparently there's a new bolt at the top. Not notably runout though very interesting and thoughtful climbing. Quite a nice route.

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