Ten Karat Gold
Avg: 3.7 from 32 votes
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||John Long, Richard Harrison & Rick Accomazzo, June 1973|
|Page Views:||4,201 total · 29/month|
|Shared By:||C Miller on Jan 19, 2006|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionTen Karat Gold is perhaps the finest route on the Weeping Wall and comes highly recommended, but be aware it's fairly runout with some long falls possible (especially on the 2nd pitch).
This is the right-most line on the slab proper and starts near a large oak tree below a ledge. Easy scrambling (5.0) up a right-slanting ramp leads to a large belay ledge and the start of the climb.
P1) Climb past two bolts, make a traverse right and then up to a third bolt (5.9); higher two more bolts lead to a 2 bolt anchor. P2) The crux comes almost directly off the belay as you traverse right to a small stance and the 1st of two bolts on this runout pitch. Clip the bolt and then work your way upwards, making some 5.9 moves way out from your last bolt. Clip the second bolt and your home free - a bit of slab paddling gains the top. Descend via Bye Gully.