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The Specimen

This route is located in the Eastern Gorge Region at Lower Sky Bridge Ridge

The Whistle Driller

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Gumby in the Rough 5.8 (Trad) **

First Ascent: James Bronstein in 1998
Length: 120ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Walk right from The Specimen to locate a wide crack with a ledge about 20 feet up. Climb the wide crack to the ledge and belay. Continue up through the crack to the top. Bring large gear.
Descent: Rap from tree-double ropes required
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: caribe
Date: Apr 26th, 2012


Johnny said on April 14th, 2003
Is the death defying exit move really only a 5.8?
ynot said on June 21st, 2005
A 60 meter was enough to get down. I also thought it was harder in 3 places and had rope drag troubles making the broken body defying moves at the top. A wild ride.
Anonymous said on April 20th, 2010
Wow, you guys remembered my route. It is spelled James Bronstein. With the rope drag that is hard to prevent and the strange move at the top it was hard to rate. :)
kman154 said on July 10th, 2017
This route is actually between "Jack the Ripper" and "As Luck Would Have It". A 60 most certainly get you on the ground.