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Gold Dust 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Max Jones, 1977
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Aug 22, 2008

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Although one of the shorter climbs on the wall this packs a punch. Bolted it maybe, typical sport climb it is not.

Start at the overhang on the leftside of the wall. Make a tricky and committing sequence of moves up to the first bolt (spotter recommended). From the bolt move up left to a good flake and the 2nd bolt. Continue direct to the break (optional, and highly recommended cam).

From the break it is possible to escape left onto the large shelf, however to complete a good climb, continue directly up the arete to the anchors.


Left side of the wall


2 bolts and a .5/.75 Camalot for the horizontal below the anchor. Might want to stick clip the first bolt.

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By Lurker
From: Westwood
Mar 11, 2012
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Only R-rated (.5 or .75 Camalot, can't remember) if you skip the cam placement after the second bolt. If you do skip the cam placement and blow the move, you might be facing groundfall potential.
By Aerili
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 4, 2012

Although it may not appear as such from the ground, I thought this was one of the best routes on this wall. It is very sustained and offers a wide variety of moves from boulder problems, to hard crimps, to steep jug rests.

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