Avg: 3.5 from 6 votes
|Type:||Sport, 80 ft|
|Page Views:||855 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Tristan Perry on Aug 30, 2007|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is as good as sport climbing gets in the Telluride area. Starting already one pitch off the deck, cast off from a ledge halfway up a beautiful, unyielding wall. Goldrush can be characterized as pure endurance climbing. From overhanging jug hauling low on the route, the grips get smaller, and the climb lessens in angle. A long crux of sidepulling and gastoning at the top is tiring, and the final moves to the anchor are quite testing to those who lack impeccable technique.
Note: sometimes you'll find a fixed rope in the way, wieghted by a rock. Move it aside (easy to do) and leave it alone. These ropes serve as protection to those who rope solo in this area for a workout. When you're done, make sure you leave the ropes as they were.