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The Gimp 5.10a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Tony Renaldo, Drew in 2005
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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The next bolted right of Hellraiser. Pull on plates to a slab. Start up the vert section, make a tricky move to the next clip, then climb good holds to the top.
Moves: Slab
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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2.95 stars (43 votes)
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5.10a (41 votes)

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Submitted by: Willy
Date: Apr 17th, 2012


Ascentionist said on March 20th, 2006
This is called the Gimp (I'm pretty sure)
Wes said on March 20th, 2006
Who put it up? Can you get me more details?
pigsteak said on March 20th, 2006
i thought these were kenny's lines...ask him.
allah said on March 21st, 2006
Tony and Drew put this route up last fall. I think they rated it around 10a but im not sure.
allah said on April 4th, 2006
interesting fun line, a little harder than 10a i think though
Colorscholar said on May 4th, 2006
The route is called "The Gimp" and I am guessing it goes at about 5.10ish? It is a fun line, kinda reminds me of (To Defy) in its overall climbing form and style. The route was FA'd by Drew Cronin and Tony Reynaldo in 2005. There is a set of anchors to the right of "The Gimp" that is yet to be finished and named, however it will be drilled soon. Best wishes to all.... Tony
Sco Bro said on June 12th, 2006
Yeah felt harder than 10a/b, the crux is rather techy/tricky unless I missed something.
Stewy911 said on June 12th, 2006
Watch out for the HUGE Gorilla spider up and left of the second bolt. I was alil too far left and grabbed an under cling and then felt the legs of something crawling over my hand. I screamed like a girl once I saw haw big this thing was. Do not know what kind of spider it was but it was a solid 2.5 to 3 " in diameter with big hairy legs. It was all brown with some black spots. WHY CANT ALL SPIDERS JUST DIE!
tania said on June 3rd, 2007
I wish all spiders would just die too.
pawilkes said on March 31st, 2008
really fun, not a straight forward jug haul
Anonymous said on May 7th, 2008
Heapage should have left it to the spiders.
Lander said on May 19th, 2008
good moves on beautiful rock. four star 10a.
flip said on July 29th, 2008
I think this and Jumbo Shrimp (the route to the right) might be the worst two routes in the red. That said can Jumbo Shrimp be added to the guide so that I can at least get some points.
mike_anderson said on April 27th, 2009
These are good routes for the grade. There aren't that many awesome 5.10s at the Red, these are decent.
trog said on September 28th, 2009
nice crux in the middle, makes it a real 3 star for me
anticlmber said on November 23rd, 2009
super fun
THB said on May 10th, 2010
A decent route... some thought provoking moves in the middle. This route and Jumbo Shrimp are okay warm-ups for hellraiser.
whatahutch said on July 1st, 2010
Tough 10a.
rjackson said on October 2nd, 2011
Definitely better than the route to the right, worth a run. But I wouldn't want this to be my intro to 10s.
neuroshock said on May 19th, 2014
Be aware, some wasps have built their nests in pockets between bolts 5 and 6. It was unsettling to suddenly hear intense buzzing coming from eye-level.