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Routes in East Buttress

Adagio T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Adam's Rib T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Beyond The Abyss S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Block Party S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Chestnut T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fun Park S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Goldrush S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Moondance S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Neve's Cling On S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Northern Lights T,S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Powder in the Sky T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Rumble in the Jungle S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Say Goodbye To Hollywood T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Slot Right Step Left T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Slot, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sugar Mama T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Tap Dancing T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Yellow Latex Blues S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Yorkey's Crumpet T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Antoine Savelli
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Shared By: Tristan Perry on Aug 30, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description [Suggest Change]

This 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.

Location [Suggest Change]

Goldrush is located in the "Jungle Gym" on the East Buttress. To gain the start, you must climb either one of two approach pitches, at 5.10: Block Party or Yellow Latex Blues.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Quickdraws.

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perrotr Perrot
Telluride
  5.12b
perrotr Perrot   Telluride
  5.12b
Heads up to the belayer until the leader gets past the lower crux (4th bolt) traverse move out to the arete, some loose rock. The starting flake could also come off, so don't crank too hard when you step off the deck. Unrelenting moves for the last 30-40 feet. The pump is REAL! Sep 20, 2016
paul pierce
  5.12b
paul pierce  
  5.12b
Good, sustained climbing! Mar 18, 2018

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