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Gold Bug 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Darren Jeffrey, Chuck Scott & Chris Miller, June 2001
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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 26, 2006

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Meg on the start of Gold Bug 5.8

Description 

Located on the far left side of the wall, just left of Hidden Gold.

Start up the outer face of a large block and then diagonal up and right to access the main face where fun climbing on vertical edges takes one to the top of the wall.

A touch harder than the other routes here, and just as enjoyable.

Protection 

5 bolts, chain anchors


Photos of Gold Bug Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Deb climbing the lower portion of Gold Bug (5.8), ...
Deb climbing the lower portion of Gold Bug (5.8), ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Meg leading Gold Bug 5.8
Meg leading Gold Bug 5.8
Rock Climbing Photo: Gold Bug (5.8), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
BETA PHOTO: Gold Bug (5.8), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Rock Climbing Photo: Deb cruising on Gold Bug (5.8), Holcomb Valley Pin...
Deb cruising on Gold Bug (5.8), Holcomb Valley Pin...

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 9, 2007

This one's all about the crux - that move up and right at the start of the headwall. Great move!
By Chris Asencio
From: Hesperia, CA
Aug 27, 2011

Real nice climb for the grade, crux leads to nice holds. Short yet sweet.
By Camron
Jun 21, 2014

I climbed this route and found it to be fun. There are a several sharp crimpy holds between the the 2nd and 3rd bolt. After the 3rd bolt there is a fun little slab to climb to the top.

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