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White Gold 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rich Gottlieb, Jan Schwarzberg - 1980
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Jun 17, 2007

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Safely past the crux, Frank gets in some protectio...

Description 

One of Sand Rock's classic trad lines, White Gold is a burly lead with nice exposure. If you're not a solid 5.10 leader and/or good at hand-jamming, you're probably not ready for this one.

Starting in a sort of shallow chimney, follow the pebbly rock up to a left-facing corner. Jam the crack up to a roof, then move right onto the face and on to the top.

Location 

Starts in a sandy clearing, just right of the cave that leads to the Whipping Post, and around the corner left of Knob Wall. Rap from the anchors.

Protection 

Standard trad rack -- small to medium gear. Bolted anchors at the top.


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By tenesmus
Jun 19, 2007

Kinda helps to tape for the pebbles. Nice climb here!
By yevquest
From: Southeast,US
Apr 8, 2008

If not for some pebbly rock this would be a 4-star outing. I agree with the description, solid for 5.9. Well worth doing.
By jthmmdom
Feb 7, 2016

This route has a really strange traverse at the top to get to the anchors. I went straight up and found myself on top without any anchors. If you follow the mossy pathway out left you can get to a set of relatively new anchors. However, you should really protect the traverse for your second.

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