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East Face of the Elephant Head (The Caves)
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Black Gold 

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

   
Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Dec 23, 2013
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Into the black gold patina of "Black Gold."

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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
Cruising on "Black Gold."
Cruising on "Black Gold."
A party of climbers on "Black Gold."
A party of climbers on "Black Gold."
Near the top of "Black Gold."
Near the top of "Black Gold."
Climbing the new direct start to "Black Gold." The quality of the rock is much better and cleaner than the old start.
Climbing the new direct start to "Black Gold." The...
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