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Gold Dusty 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dale Christenson?
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Submitted By: Rough on Oct 7, 2012

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Start up easy ramp and cracks. Above this is an awkward section of liebacking that eventually eases to cool face moves. The last sequence involves a mono pull!


Right of the ramp crack of Three Finger Salute.


4 bolts

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By Steve Montesanto
Nov 23, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Climbing 2 feet to the left avoids the mono move altogether.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Nov 23, 2013

Aka Slug Hole because the mono is often wet.
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
Jan 4, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Not a horrible route pretty clean solid holds. The mono is worthless.
By Eric L
From: Roseville, CA
May 7, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Nice little route, interesting mix of juggy, crack, and crimpy-face climbing. Climbed it a few times choosing different combinations each time. The mono was an interesting/fun move - but not necessary as you can go to either side.
By nicksmith
From: Yosemite, ca
Mar 1, 2016

The mono is just fun. Loved it. Spices up the climb a bit. It is avoidable though.
By Colton
From: Folsom, CA
Jan 27, 2017

Worthwhile route as far as this wall goes.

Mono is avoidable, but fun. It's deep and arguably the most action I've gotten in a while.

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