Best View in the Gorge for Beginners

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Best View in the Gorge for Beginners

Postby fujifame » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:08 am

I am taking a couple of people to the Red this weekend that are just getting into the climbing scene. Does anyone have any routes that are 5.9 and below that have an awesome view? If not, we will probably just hang out in Muir and if they aren't picking up on it to well then we might head to Nursery wall. Any ideas?

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Re: Best View in the Gorge for Beginners

Postby Rx2Climb » Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:33 am

I like the veiw from Harvey (5.8 Slab) at Animal Crackers in Muir Valley
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Re: Best View in the Gorge for Beginners

Postby Rx2Climb » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:46 am

Rx2Climb wrote:I like the veiw from Harvey (5.8 Slab) at Animal Crackers in Muir Valley


Second set of anchors, ofcoarse!
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Re: Best View in the Gorge for Beginners

Postby MrFizz » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:08 am

If you are up for some trad Bedtime for Bonzo(5.6) has the best top out and view in the entire red.
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Re: Best View in the Gorge for Beginners

Postby dustonian » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:44 am

Big Country, Caver's Route, Party Time, Diamond in the Crack
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Re: Best View in the Gorge for Beginners

Postby fujifame » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:54 am

Wow, I have been busy all morning looking up routes, thank guys! Let me further narrow the results though. As much as I would love to climb trad, my budgets don't really reflect the gear needed for it. So this trip will be sport climbing. I did look up some of those climbs though, and the view looks awesome!
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Re: Best View in the Gorge for Beginners

Postby monty4355 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:46 am

It's a Wonderful Life at Pistol Ridge has a second set of anchors that lets you top out the pinnacle. Great views!

Bed time is always fun also.
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Re: Best View in the Gorge for Beginners

Postby KD » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:30 pm

monty4355 wrote:It's a Wonderful Life at Pistol Ridge has a second set of anchors that lets you top out the pinnacle. Great views!

Bed time is always fun also.

You can pretty much walk up the back side except for one little skecthy spot. Probably 5.0 or 5.1
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Re: Best View in the Gorge for Beginners

Postby monty4355 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:33 am

And there is a bolt near the sketchy spot you can fix a line to.
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Re: Best View in the Gorge for Beginners

Postby Jay » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:44 pm

The view from Into the Purple Valley is one of my personal favorites.
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Re: Best View in the Gorge for Beginners

Postby nitrousstone » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:59 am

frenchburg overhangs 5.8 at dunkan rock. lot of room to walk up there. camping on top of bonzo is awesome too. that morning view is sweet.
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