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Fools Gold 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jim Steagall Kevin Sandefur Chris Werner Dave Sobocan
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Submitted By: 46and2 on Aug 14, 2006
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Josh going for it on Fools Gold


Really fun route with a crux right after clipping first bolt (somewhat difficult clip at second bolt). Seems like an aweful long ways to the third bolt but the climb is a tad bit easier going here. Move toward the huge hueco at the top and pull the really fun bulge to finish out; really fun route!!


This is the last route on the left wall (East FAcing) in the upper section of the Black Corridor, can't miss it!


5 Bolts will have you seeing the chains on top for your rappel.

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Andy reaching for sun at the top of Fool's Gold.  Rebel Without a Pause can be seen on opposing wall.
Andy reaching for sun at the top of Fool's Gold. ...
Looking up from the belay of Fool's Gold.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up from the belay of Fool's Gold.
Me between the first and 2nd bolt on Fool's Gold 10b.
Me between the first and 2nd bolt on Fool's Gold 1...
Andrew leading Fools Gold
Andrew leading Fools Gold
Starting up the flake to Fool's Gold 10b
Starting up the flake to Fool's Gold 10b
Bob on Fools Gold
Bob on Fools Gold
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By Caleb Phillips
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 15, 2010

Assuming this route is the one I think it is, a bolt near the top (4th?) is missing a hanger and leads to a long scary run-out (although, on 9ish terrain).

By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 10, 2011

Scary up top from what I remember. Seemed like far falls were going to be the norm if it came to that.

By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Jun 13, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Bolt in hueco still missing a hanger. If solid at the grade it's not a big deal, almost makes you feel like you're not sport climbing in the corridor for a minute. Wonderful route, a must-do.