Type: Sport, TR, 50 ft
FA: Ken Trout & Bruce Lella
Page Views: 4,455 total · 29/month
Shared By: Grant Bryans on May 1, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a popular TR with the option of 5 bolts to a two bolt anchor.




Skyeler Congdon
his van
Skyeler Congdon   his van
An emotional lead. One of Durango's best pitches. Mar 7, 2009
Hard slabby beginning. Harder for those with shorter limbs. However, well worth the time if you're near it. Apr 3, 2010
Justin Laursen
Chattanooga, TN
Justin Laursen   Chattanooga, TN
A route with both a bottom and top crux. Challenging for the grade but well worth the effort and scares. A must do. Sep 15, 2010
Gary N
Durango, CO
Gary N   Durango, CO
I've only been in Durango a few days and have only climbed a few routes, but this has been the best one so far. So good. Jan 14, 2012
Dylan Weldin
Athens, OH
Dylan Weldin   Athens, OH
Best route at X Rock. Crash pad is a good idea for the tricky start above a nasty, ankle-breaking landing. Great face climbing that kind of reminded me of Penitente Canyon. I'll echo what Skyeler said about emotions! Mar 31, 2012
Cleaned someone's draws off the first two bolts yesterday (7-27), looks like they bailed before the runout to the 3rd bolt. Please e-mail or call me, and I will get them back to you. Makes me think they were in a hurry to get out of there as they could have rapped in to get them back. 970946 7237. Jul 28, 2012
Great climbing, committing move to the first jug then just balancy climbing with good protection to a crux finale. No move harder than 5.10a unless you are real short. Oct 29, 2012
Two hard mantels. Really challenging since the top flake broke. Fun. Definitely give it a shot. Apr 6, 2016
Mike LoPresti
  5.11a/b PG13
Mike LoPresti  
  5.11a/b PG13
So it took me like 5 tries to figure out where to start this route (traverse from left). Pretty much every bolt was runout (not saying it's a bad thing, just informing). The crux at the top felt very hard to me. Durnin said a flake broke, I'm assuming it was there. Would be tough to onsight. Regardless, this route was amazing, and I would do it 100 times again. Jun 26, 2016
Greg R
Durango CO
Greg R   Durango CO
Found tube belay device at bottom of Gold Wall on Aug. 4, 2017. Call 970-385-8611 Aug 5, 2017
John Hayes II
John Hayes II  
I believe the move at the top is harder than 5.10+. The bolts are well-placed yet with committing moves in between. The direct start is a challenging boulder move also potentially harder than 5.10 but not as difficult as the top crux. I wish I got a chance to climb the top crux with the flake still attached. Still an awesome route for the complex styles of the X-rock area. Aug 8, 2018
Durango, Co
TrevorRoulstin   Durango, Co
Through some complete lapse of judgment, this climb became my first lead. I remember asking Eli if I had clipped properly at every bolt. I sent it. I have come back to this climb many times since but have never been able to make it clean like the first time. Life sure is weird. Nov 19, 2018