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Bushwack Gully Slab

About 50 yards across the gully from Assemblage Point (on your right hiking down hill) is a large low angle slab, just steep enough to hold some moderate climbs. The top of the climbs are quite near the Reflector Oven. Routes are described left to right, and located relative to 3 black waterstreaks.

80)*** One Bolt Wonder 5.4PG. Imagine a perfect granite slab pitched just at the angle where you have to pay attention, but can walk right up. Imagine the angle never wavers a bit for 120’. Throw in a natural drilling stance about 50’ up protecting the crux smooth area 10’ higher, followed by easier climbing. This is very reminiscent of the opening slabs of White Horse Ledge classics such as the Sliding Board, with perfect friction on perfect rock. Though the climbing is not hard, a beginning leader should remember to keep a cool head, as the run outs are hefty. Route is on left side of slab, to the left of the first prominent water streak. Pick a few small cams.

TOPO for 80s

80a)** Bull Elk Mating Call. 5.10d/5.11a TR. Under prominent white spot (2’ diameter, 25 up) between 2nd and 3rd water streaks. Climb up through small left leaning dike using crystals.  Some of these crystals may now be gone,and the climb correspondingly harder.

80b)** 5.9 TR. Climb 3rd water streak through eye brows.

80c 5.7. Eight feet to the left of 80b climb right facing corner. Trad rack, with run out at top with easy angle. 120’.

80d 5.3. Climb left facing corner at right side of slab. Good beginning lead climb. 70’.

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