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Goldline 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

   
Type: Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: (?) early
Season: 4
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Submitted By: Spider Savage on Jan 6, 2010
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Jack Beckley and Tony Yeary on 1st P of Goldline

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Description 

5.6 crux is 20 ft from the ground. The rest is 5.2 or less. Others have averaged this and rated it 5.4. HISTORY: this route is a composite of work by several people including myself in 1998 when I replaced and added some bolts. The original 1/4 inch rusty bolts are still at the top. someone recently added a bolt to the crux for some reason. The original line had 80-100 ft runouts. Now the longest is about 40 feet but the climbing is 5.0 on that bit. I took the liberty of naming it Goldline in honor of the cheap nylon climbing ropes we uses in the 1970s.


Location 

Hyperion Slab right side.


Protection 

Quick draws only.



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A leader belaying from the P2 anchor on "Goldline."
A leader belaying from the P2 anchor on "Goldline....
TJ almost at the belay of the first pitch.
TJ almost at the belay of the first pitch.
At the belay of Goldline. Pic taken looking down from the belay of Hyperion.
At the belay of Goldline. Pic taken looking down f...
Leader pondering the crux of "Goldline."
Leader pondering the crux of "Goldline."
Sketchy hardware from the P1 anchor on "Goldline."
Sketchy hardware from the P1 anchor on "Goldline."
Britt pulling through the crux.
Britt pulling through the crux.
This was the 1st bolt on P2 of "Goldline" before it was replaced with a 3/8" X 4" Powers 5-piece bolt.
This was the 1st bolt on P2 of "Goldline" before i...
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By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Apr 19, 2010

One of the belay bolts is a sketchy 3/8 allen key bolt w/ a homade hanger. Not the best thing to greet you after a 30ft runout.

By Spider Savage
Oct 14, 2010

Someone adding bolts to existing routes???? Okay, whatever. Goldline could certainly use a few replacements and an addition here and there. Put one in the middle of the 30 ft run-out to the first belay. Replace that first rusty bolt up the trough from the midway belay. Not much more needed though. Perhaps upgrade belay.

Much new route potential to the right of Goldline if anyone feels like drilling.

By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Jan 23, 2011

The belays are all fresh, but the first bolt on the 2nd pitch should be replaced soon.

By J.J
Mar 27, 2011

Ha! I thought I was going crazy but there did in fact used to be two bolts at the crux! The second bolt might have been unnecessary but it was nice having two bolts on texas canyon rock..

By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jun 6, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

The hardware at the 1st belay (sketchy 3/8" allen key bolt w/ homemade hanger) was upgraded in January 2011. There is currently one bolt at the crux of "Goldline" and the holes where the chicken bolts were have been patched. The 1st bolt on P2 has been replaced with a new 3/8" X 4" Powers 5-piece bolt (06-15-11). "Goldline" (5.6) P1 - 5 bolts & P2 - 5 bolts.