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Golden Arms

5.13c, Trad, 100 ft (30 m),  Avg: 4 from 6 votes
FA: John Duran?
Colorado > Durango > Sailing Hawks > Euro Boulder

Description

This is the BEST leftward traverse in Durango. It has amazing rock quality and fluid movement. This monster of endurance and power has roughly 7 cruxes ranging from V5-V7. There are several rests, some easy to utilize, some teasingly bad. Overall, it is an amazing feat to link it.

It is one of my favorite climbing accomplishments, and it is really fun to climb 100+ feet of sustained difficult cruxes without having to clip! There are around 82 difficult moves to the victory slab traversing to the finish.

Location

This starts on Sacred Traverse and finishes when you lap the entire boulder back to the starting holds.

Protection

1 pad and a spotter.

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[Hide Comment] Variation - if you stay low where Sacred goes high - right after the jugs - and keep right off the ground, it adds quite a bit of difficulty. Looks lousy, because it is so low, but the moves are actually fantastic. I would say around V9 for that section. You still get the knee bar from Sacred, but I never could recover fully, so the whole traverse felt a few letters harder. Leave a chalkbag at the kneebar, as you will drag it through the dirt if you are wearing it for the crux. Apr 4, 2018