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Right Side 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kor and Northcutt, 1961
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Submitted By: George Bracksieck on Nov 1, 2013
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Description 

Climb the obvious dihedral of which Bands of Gold contrives to stay on the left wall. The first 20 feet or so are the crux. Above, the angle decreases and the terrain degenerates. On 9/23/74, I led Jay Mather up this route, to the top of the rock.

A good one-pitch outing is to climb trad (5.9ish) in the dihedral and up to the fifth bolt on Bands. Continue right and up, clipping more bolts and placing gear, but avoiding the 11d on Bands. Eventually, you can reach back left to Bands. Clip more bolts and climb 5.10 to the top of Bands.


Location 

This is the obvious right-facing dihedral where Bands begins.


Protection 

SR.



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