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North America, United States, Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Great White Wall, Super Wuss and Gouldy Variant

Great White Wall, Super Wuss and Gouldy Variant. In October Kevin Cochran and I climbed a new route on the eastern side of Fisherman’s Gully. Super Wuss (IV 5.11-) tackles the giant red arête just left of the Great White Wall route; it can be seen from Balanced Rock Overlook. The route was climbed clean, without pins or bolts (apart from rappel anchors on the first three pitches left by a previous party). First ascensionists are biased, but I believe Super Wuss to be the best route in the gully. Look for a topo at the North Rim ranger station. In Fall 2000 Chris Basset and I climbed a new, direct finish to the Great White Wall route. The Gouldy Variant, taking the obvious wide system at the top of the cliff where the Great White Wall route traverses off left; consists of two long pitches with difficulties up to 5.10+R.

Josh Wharton, AAC