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West Gully

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West Gully 


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Description 

The West Gully lies just beyond the Wall of the Goddess. It is a steep gully with no established trail. Be careful scrambling in this area, as there is some loose rock and bushes to deal with.

Richard Rossiter established five routes here in 2005.

L->R:

A. Merlin's Enigma, 11+, 1p, 4 bolts. V-dihedral to roof.
B. Charon's Boat, 9+, 1p, 3 bolts. Corner to hand traverse.
C. Knight of Swords, 10, 1p, 5 bolts. Steep face by big boulder.
D. Dragon Direct, 9, 1p, 70', 2 bolts & gear to 2".
E. Sorcerer's Apprentice, 7+, 1p, 3 bolts, optional gear.


Getting There 

Continue left past the Wall of the Goddess and drop down to a pile of boulders. The West Gully rises immediately to the right.


Climbing Season


5 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Gully:
Knight of Swords   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For West Gully
Merlin's Enigma climbs the corner and roof just left of Charon's Boat.

Merlin's Enigma 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : West Gully
Hike to the Wall of the Goddess on the ledge above the second tier of Avalon. Continue around to the east and descend slightly to a gully full of boulders. Identify two obvious dihedrals capped by a roof. The route ascends the right dihedral, maybe 5 feet left of Charon's Boat and joins that route above the roof.Stem straight up the V-shaped dihedral past two bolts, then power right to good holds on the arete (very cool). Stretch up and clip the third bolt, then crank straight up past one mor...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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