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Gold Wall 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Ken Trout & Bruce Lella
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Submitted By: Grant Bryans on May 1, 2006

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Ted wishing he was a little bit taller.


This is a popular TR with the option of 5 bolts to a two bolt anchor.



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By Skyeler Congdon
From: his van
Mar 7, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

An emotional lead. One of Durango's best pitches.
By Seth Hunter
Apr 3, 2010

Hard slabby beginning. Harder for those with shorter limbs. However, well worth the time if you're near it.
By Justin Laursen
From: Durango, CO
Sep 15, 2010
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

A route with both a bottom and top crux. Challenging for the grade but well worth the effort and scares. A must do.
By Gary N
From: Durango, CO
Jan 14, 2012

I've only been in Durango a few days and have only climbed a few routes, but this has been the best one so far. So good.
By Dylan Weldin
From: Athens, OH
Mar 31, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Best route at X Rock. Crash pad is a good idea for the tricky start above a nasty, ankle-breaking landing. Great face climbing that kind of reminded me of Penitente Canyon. I'll echo what Skyeler said about emotions!
By Matt Pickren
Jul 28, 2012

Cleaned someone's draws off the first two bolts yesterday (7-27), looks like they bailed before the runout to the 3rd bolt. Please e-mail or call me, and I will get them back to you. Makes me think they were in a hurry to get out of there as they could have rapped in to get them back. 970946 7237.
Oct 29, 2012

Great climbing, committing move to the first jug then just balancy climbing with good protection to a crux finale. No move harder than 5.10a unless you are real short.
By durnin
Apr 6, 2016

Two hard mantels. Really challenging since the top flake broke. Fun. Definitely give it a shot.
By Mike LoPresti
Jun 26, 2016
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13

So it took me like 5 tries to figure out where to start this route (traverse from left). Pretty much every bolt was runout (not saying it's a bad thing, just informing). The crux at the top felt very hard to me. Durnin said a flake broke, I'm assuming it was there. Would be tough to onsight. Regardless, this route was amazing, and I would do it 100 times again.
By greg rosselol
Aug 5, 2017

Found tube belay device at bottom of Gold Wall on Aug. 4, 2017. Call 970-385-8611

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