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Gold Plated 

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

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on Jun 13, 2006
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Description 

Lower down to a small ledge just before you are completely surrounded by the namesake bright yellow lichen. Climb up somewhat broken and dirty overhung rock to the top, climbing two roofs in route. A fun route well worth doing but the dirtiness and slightly chossy nature of the rock detracts from the climb a bit in my opinion.


Location 

This is the last route on Shovel Point. Continue down the trail about 50 yards past The Great Yawn. This route is a bit hard to find, it is in a small corner near a small ridge that crosses the trail. I remember being somewhat surrounded by trees. I'll add better beta after my next trip to Shovel.


Protection 

Webbing for trees.



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By Rob P.
From: Bay Area
May 9, 2011

A fun, heady lead! Hanging gear belay on the little "gold" colored ledge. Gear to 3"

By Ryan Justen
From: St. Paul, MN
May 6, 2012

Very fun. It looks more intimidating than it actually is.