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|Type:||Trad, 40 ft|
|FA:||unknown, likely only on TR|
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|Shared By:||Tony B on Nov 11, 2009|
Bolt Failures - Donations Help Details
Accelerated corrosion that targets stainless steel bolts (SCC) has caused multiple failures, including both anchor bolts on a route that a climber was being lowered off of. Please read the BOLTS note on the main page. You can also help the cause by visiting the Bivy during your stay and giving QX some reds, whites, or if youre feeling generous, some BLUES!
DescriptionA reasonably good but short climb typical for this area of the wall. There are 8 consecutive routes, all but one of which are 5.9 to 5.10c, and for all of those, the crux is pulling up over the low initial roof into some reachy, hidden holds.
Place gear below the low roof, crank the crux moves (10b) and cruise up with good gear to the top traverse, an airy but moderate move left to the anchors.
LocationThis is the second to the right-most route on the 'Gold Wall' group, a group of climbs forming the left (South) vertical horizon if you look in that direction from the central area of the Golden Valley.
Approach by scrambling up on a series of 1-meter-tall blocks onto a large ledge.
Gold Member starts off of the right edge of this ledge and climbs up to the roof (3 meters), then over it just a few feet left of 'Gold Club' on jugs and cracks. The climb continues up the left-most of the 2 cracks (the right being 'Gold Club') to a horizontal up high, where you traverse left to a shared fixed anchor (bolts and chain) and rap or lower off.
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