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Black Gold 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Dec 23, 2013

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A party of climbers on "Black Gold."

Description 

Carefully climb the crumbly slab and nimbly traverse around the large detached block to reach the 1st bolt. Above the block the rock improves considerably. Move left and follow the wonderful pockets, inclusions, and features through the black patina-like varnish. Near the top trend left to the anchors. Great moves on awesome features above the 1st bolt.

Location 

Right side of the Elephant Head, left of the gully and the Elephant's Ear (pinnacle)

Protection 

10 bolts and an anchor consisting of a Fixe ring and a chain.


Photos of Black Gold Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Cruising on "Black Gold."
Cruising on "Black Gold."
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting to the solid black patina on "Black G...
Getting to the solid black patina on "Black G...
Rock Climbing Photo: Near the top of "Black Gold."
Near the top of "Black Gold."
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing the new direct start to "Black Gold....
Climbing the new direct start to "Black Gold....
Rock Climbing Photo: Into the black gold patina of "Black Gold.&qu...
Into the black gold patina of "Black Gold.&qu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber sifting through the initial choss and fria...
Climber sifting through the initial choss and fria...

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By BAd
Jan 25, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Big fun and definitely worth doing.

BAd

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