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Gold Plated 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on Jun 13, 2006

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Sadie above the second roof.


Lower down to a small ledge just before you are completely surrounded by the namesake bright yellow lichen. Climb up somewhat broken and dirty overhung rock to the top, climbing two roofs in route. A fun route well worth doing but the dirtiness and slightly chossy nature of the rock detracts from the climb a bit in my opinion.


This is the last route on Shovel Point. Continue down the trail about 50 yards past The Great Yawn. This route is a bit hard to find, it is in a small corner near a small ridge that crosses the trail. I remember being somewhat surrounded by trees. I'll add better beta after my next trip to Shovel.


Webbing for trees.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The top of the climb. Note the three trees in a ro...
BETA PHOTO: The top of the climb. Note the three trees in a ro...
Rock Climbing Photo: Christian on Gold Plated.
Christian on Gold Plated.
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of Gold Plated.
The start of Gold Plated.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the top of gold plated..
BETA PHOTO: Looking down from the top of gold plated..

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By Rob P.
From: Twin Cities
May 9, 2011

A fun, heady lead! Hanging gear belay on the little "gold" colored ledge. Gear to 3"
By Ryan Justen
From: St. Paul, MN
May 6, 2012

Very fun. It looks more intimidating than it actually is.
By Steve123
Jun 1, 2015

This route and the area surrounding it are sometimes closed in the spring due to falcon nesting.
By Jacob Ulvi
Sep 10, 2015

Rock geometry near water ensnares rope. Avoid throwing extra rope down this climb, if the rope hits the water, adjust the anchor. two out of two times my friends or me have thrown too much rope, the waves somehow trap the rope in the rock (without an end knot). Great climb.
By bricepollock
From: on the road
Aug 22, 2017
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The climb is probably more like 30-50 ft down the climber ridge trail after the large anchors for The Great Yawn. Just after the broken tree and by three trees in a row. A 60m rope will hit the water so its best to keep some rope with you or saddle bag when you rappel.

Looks intimidating and overhanging but really good holds pretty good friction and not that technical of jamming. The second roof is the crux where you have to friction an outer foot but can pretty much chimney technique up with your feet. Super fun.

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