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YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
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Submitted By: Bill Ballace on May 5, 2007

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This is a really good, harder route! The holds are thin and there are two cruxes requiring some technique and finger strength. For me, the Crux was clipping the third bolt. I don't think that you would deck but be careful.


6th route on the East side of the Shaft.


8 to anchors.

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By slim
Jul 23, 2012
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

this is an excellent route, and the best one in the shaft. absolutely in your face about 95% of the time, from the moment you leave the ground until the end. this route requires a lot of things - crimping strength, the ability to use small footholds, careful body positioning, endurance, ability to read what's coming ahead.... for how short it is, gold is one hell of a route.

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