Black Faced Man
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Routes in (8) Golden Valley
|Around the Corner S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Aus der Traum S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Black & Tan T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Black Faced Man S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Black Gold T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Black Magic Woman T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Conditional Reality S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Convenient S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Dragon's Back S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Dragon's Nose S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Dripping Dragon S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Gold T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|I Love Taiwan T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Inconvenient S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Kevlar Vest T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Never S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Nugget T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|One Fine Sunny Day T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Quartzriss T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Stay on the Dragon's Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Stephen's Size 13 Shoes S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|String Bikini T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Teamwork S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Thierry T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Very Inconvenient S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Warm-up 1 T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|White-Faced Man S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Yosemite Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
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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!
DescriptionStart with easy 5th class scrambling to the ledge. From here many people go inland and come out again, but it's probably more by-the book to flip the overhang - no worries it's quite easy.
Staring up the dark, rough face of the wall is intimidating as the holds seem insufficient, but in fact much of the climbing is done on the arete, which hides surprisingly good holds at each horizontal crack.
Unlike the rest of golden valley the rock on this prow and the dark face especially is incredibly rough conglomerate with hundreds of pebble and microfeatures. Feet are good - amazingly so, and even when the rock looks blank, you can often step on "nothing" and have it stick.
The consensus grade is 11d, but with long reaches between good holds, the difficulty of this climb can vary quite a bit depending on height.
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