Type: Trad, 95 ft (29 m)
FA: unknown
Page Views: 2,099 total · 15/month
Shared By: blakeherrington on Nov 6, 2012
Admins: Kevin Piarulli, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

You & This Route


8 Opinions
Your To-Do List: Add To-Do ·
Your Star Rating:
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty Rating:
-none- Change
Your Ticks:Add New Tick
-none-
Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Warning Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure 2020 UPDATE/Private Land Boundaries DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

Midas Touch is one of the best routes at Trout. If you think every route here is an endurance test, this will quickly dissuade you. It features cruxy face climbing, pockets, stemming, and even some crucial incuts. Similar to Purple Pinky Eater, the cruxy climbing occurs after 50' of 5.10 crack climbing, so even though big fall potential exists, these falls should be safe. This alone makes it a nice change from the headier starts on Monster, Space Mission, and other routes of similar grade.

When the two thin-hand cracks end, use a mix of features via sustained 5.11 climbing. Pass 2 possible small gear placements and hit the horizontal atop the crux sequence. Going ground-up should be safe, but the crux placements are fairly specific.

Location Suggest change

This is the direct line to the anchors atop Alchemy, or two routes to the right of Gold Rush

Protection Suggest change

A double rack from #2 camalot to blue Metolius, with extra finger-sized pieces, and a few small wires.

Photos

- No Photos -
loading