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Looking down the first pitch of Goldline.  After the fifth bolt it's about 30ft to the belay anchor.  It's technically easy (maybe 5.4) but the runout can be a little intimidating because a slip just before the anchor could put you on the ground if you go off the right side of the slab.
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Nick Mudd
Nov 5, 2012
Looking down the first pitch of Goldline. After the fifth bolt it's about 30ft to the belay anchor. It's technically easy (maybe 5.4) but the runout can be a little intimidating because a slip just before the anchor could put you on the ground if you go off the right side of the slab.  
Tristan Burnham
La Crescenta, CA
Tristan Burnham   La Crescenta, CA
Don't add a bolt to that route. The first time I did it, it freaked me out and I didn't want to lead the second pitch, but now it's fun. I led the runout section with no hands a few months ago. There's several other routes there that are safer if you just want a mellow cruiser to the top. Nov 18, 2012
I have no objection, for safety reasons. I've been meaning to do it for years.

Other areas on the Hyperion Slab with long run outs are designed that way. Please keep the routes spicy. Nov 18, 2012
Definitely wouldn't if you're going straight down the slab.. but off the right hand side it's only 30 or 35 feet to the ground (due to the hill that the slab is on). I guess it would depend on how much slack your belayer is giving you. I was just observing that even though it's easy climbing it can be very challenging to a new leader due to the long runouts.

I don't think another bolt in between would be amiss. What's the consensus on adding/replacing at this location? I'll probably be back in a few weeks and if no one objects I'll put one in there... Nov 12, 2012

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