|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 150'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]|
|FA:||E. Lyman & S. Ohkawa, Summer '08|
|Submitted By:||mountainsense on Sep 15, 2008|
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Sep 16, 2008
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Nice Find!! Qualityyy pitch
Climb the railroad track cracks from the ground to the single bolt belay for one long, involved pitch.
Bring along faith and extra small gear.
It's easy to traverse left form the belay(like 5.8)to climb Fool's Gold.
By Rob Duncan
From: Salt Lake City
Aug 15, 2011
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
this pitch is great! I liked it better than Shingo's other Gold Wall gem, the P-38.
we were a bit confused about how to join the Gold Wall and ended up bailing after the first pitch. To clear up subsequent misadventures:
at the bolt add a nut or small cam to make belay atop Da Black and Gold (P1). traverse far left to the far left side of the gold wall (P2). this will join with the top (or thereabouts) of the first pitch of the Gold Wall. from here, traverse way right under the roofs and climb the epic wandering money pitch of the gold wall (the gold wall's second true pitch).
The gold wall is pretty sweet. Golden bullet hard granite, no loose exfoliating rock to be seen!