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Golden Gecko, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 1500 ft, 8 pitches, Grade III
FA: Dan Briley, Mike Weissenstein- first known acsent 1998
Page Views: 158 total, 40/month
Shared By: DesertDan on Jul 24, 2017
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description

Climb a slightly right leaning crack for two pitches to the head wall at the top of the arch where the crack bends left. Climb the crack through the head wall, crux. From here the route wanders up the face on easier ground with less pro. A couple of these pitches brings you to a low-angle, right facing crack/dihedral and take this to the top.

Location

Begin in a right leaning crack that cuts through the black face below the left arch.

Protection

Double rack of cams up to #3, 1 #4 and a set of stoppers.

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DesertDan
Bemidji, MN
 
DesertDan   Bemidji, MN
 
When Mike and I climbed this we saw no evidence of prior passage on our ascent. But this is such a plum line I would be surprised if we were the first climbers to come through here and say "Oh shit! That one!" If anyone knows of any prior ascents, please let me know and I'll amend this submission. Jul 24, 2017