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Dame El Oro 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Pat McCarthy, Phillip Hranicka, 11/07
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Submitted By: Max Tepfer on Nov 6, 2010

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Guy P. on the nice face of Dame el Oro.

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Simply stunning. Clip the Gold Rush chains, (or, if you're a purist, don't and place gear next to them) shake out, and commit to the gently overhanging, pocketed headwall above. Big, technical moves on mostly big holds will see you to the chains above.


Directly above Gold Rush.


Small stoppers and opt. small cams.

Photos of Dame El Oro Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Some gear beta.
Some gear beta.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Holmes opts for the dynamic option.
Mike Holmes opts for the dynamic option.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another perspective on Dame el Oro.
Another perspective on Dame el Oro.

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By Alex Shainman
Jun 2, 2013

I agree that the best possible pro after the move past the anchor is nuts - 2 stacked in the vertical seam to be precise. Bring #4-7 Stoppers and/or offset brass nuts, etc. No cam placement will be as bomber there! After that, #0-#2 BD C3's (or equivalent) can be placed just before the chains...Cool extension!
By ChiHarris
Oct 14, 2014

Takes a bomber Green C3 in the vertical seam right before the final big move. I back it up with a blue Metolius in the horizontal a foot below the vertical seam.

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