Type: Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches
FA: Herb Laeger, Jon Lonne, Jim Wilson & Mike Jaffe, March 1977
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

What a great route! This classic route takes a magnificent line up the northeast face of the South Astro Dome in two great pitches. Well worth the thirty minute walk and potential wait if others are already on it. Be advised that this wall can be extremely cold in the winter months.

P1) Climb the steep gold streak past 6 bolts and many sharp edges to a belay on a ledge above (5.10a). Set your own anchor, or move slightly right to use the belay bolts on Shooting Star.

P2) From the belay climb up a ramp (pro) up and right and then trend up and left past 3 bolts to the top (5.10b). It's possible to get in a little additional pro between some of the bolts, so keep your eyes open!

To descend you can make two raps with a single rope from bolts (3/8") atop My Laundry down to a second set of rap anchors atop Shooting Star (3/8"). Another option is to descend via the route Breakfast of Champions in two single rope raps via two sets of rap anchors (3/8").

Location

Start down and right from the high-point of some blocks stacked against the northeast face (roughly 75') at a prominent gold streak.

Protection

First pitch has 6 bolts (3/8") and second pitch has 3 bolts (3/8"). Additional pro is needed for the belays as well as the second pitch. Stoppers and small to med cams work well for this route.

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