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Hidden Gold 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Lisa Guindon, 6/01
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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 26, 2006
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Description 

Hidden Gold is a well protected moderate that takes a line up the middle of an attractive face with plentiful holds.

Stem off a boulder to start or climb direct and after passing a low crux wander upwards enjoying the solid, well-featured stone. This would be a good lead for somebody just getting their lead head together.


Protection 

4 bolts, chain anchors



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Midway up Hidden Gold (5.7), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Midway up Hidden Gold (5.7), Holcomb Valley Pinnac...
Me on Hidden Gold.  Yes, that's a Sticht plate... <br /> <br />photo by John Hoffman
Me on Hidden Gold. Yes, that's a Sticht plate...
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Hidden Gold (5.7), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 9, 2007

Fun climb that's well worth doing. The direct start (without using the boulder behind) makes this a much more memorable and consistent lead.

By Chris Asencio
From: Hesperia, CA
Aug 27, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

Very easy, but fun for the begging lead climber. I'd do it again if it was a bit taller.