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Gold Rush 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jeff Wenger, Colleen Brennan, 4/02
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Submitted By: Max Tepfer on Aug 2, 2009

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Description 

Straight in endurance hand jamming with cruxes at the start and finish.

Location 

The obvious hand-crack at the beginning of the Main Wall.

Protection 

BD 1-3 with a strong emphasis on the 2s.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Travis showing how it's done - Gold Rush
Travis showing how it's done - Gold Rush
Rock Climbing Photo: Diggin' for gold at Trout Creek. Some of the best ...
Diggin' for gold at Trout Creek. Some of the best ...
Rock Climbing Photo: About to clip the chains...
About to clip the chains...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tony on Gold Rush
Tony on Gold Rush
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeffrey Hyman on the final moves of 'Gold Rush'
Jeffrey Hyman on the final moves of 'Gold Rush'
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Jones on Gold Rush. Photo by Max Tepfer.
Matt Jones on Gold Rush. Photo by Max Tepfer.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the end of Gold Rush
Nearing the end of Gold Rush
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of Goldrush
The start of Goldrush
Rock Climbing Photo: Halloween fun on Gold Rush
Halloween fun on Gold Rush
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting into the Gold
Getting into the Gold
Rock Climbing Photo: Perfect hands...
Perfect hands...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo by Thad Arnold.
BETA PHOTO: Photo by Thad Arnold.
Rock Climbing Photo: great route, actually pretty easy if you are used ...
great route, actually pretty easy if you are used ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The start
The start

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By Ian G.
From: PDX, OR
Aug 3, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

If you drove to Trout Creek just for this route and left it would still be worth it. So good!
By Peter Franzen
Administrator
From: Phoenix, AZ
Oct 6, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Amazing route.

2 #3s, 5 #2s, and a #1 Camalot will sew it up.
By Adam Volwiler
Jun 27, 2011
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route was way to much fun.
By blakeherrington
Jan 5, 2012

If you climb most of gold rush, step right to the horizontal on Alchemy, and finish via the alchemy corner and overhung arete, I can't imagine a better 5.10 trad pitch anywhere. I guess the local name is Pan Handling.
By Muscrat
Administrator
Oct 23, 2014
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

5 #2's, 2 #3' a one and a .75. Total pumpfest! DO laps on toprope, oh so fun!
AND AS TO THE APPROACH!! If one is walking in on the road, and the second gate is not there (yesterday) one will miss the second cattle guard, and one will end up taking 1.75 hours to find the crag. As this one did. If you hit the first road cut (the road is cut through the hill, with hill on both sides and you lose sight of the river, this is the straightaway and the trail heads up here. It, the trail, is very well used; there is a park sign 100' up (why not at the junction?)
By ScoRo
From: Portland, OR
Nov 12, 2014

2 #3's at the start. 4 #2's if you are comfy on that size, and a #1 for the top and you are as golden as the route. If not solid on 5.10 wide-hand/perfect-hand take an extra 1 and 2.

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