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Golden Rule 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Joe Lackey, Glen Ritter
Season: spring, fall, summer
Page Views: 3,308
Submitted By: gneiss pirate on Apr 9, 2009

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  • Description 

    Follow the diagonal up and left passing a pin(crux). Move slightly left, then climb straight up passing 3 bolts on great holds with big moves. Belay on a nice ledge with a tree. An absolutely brilliant pitch of climbing!

    Location 

    This route is the 3rd pitch variation on Construction Job. At the top of the 2nd pitch belay, move up and left following a diagonal to its end. Blast straight up passing 3 bolts to easier ground and finally the summit.

    Protection 

    Standard NC rack


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    By Mike Nevko
    From: Currently Charlotte
    Sep 25, 2016
    rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

    Great pitch of climbing, that should be checked out more frequently. Take a 70m and do a single pitch from the base to the end of the 2nd pitch of Construction Job. Step left, get cam in the bottom of the crack, and keep it together. Pin protected 1st first crux, still looked in good condition. Each other bolt protects when you want it. (Treat other the way you want to be treated).

    After the battle, the jugs start to appear and you weave yourself up through the lichen fields. Good holds are bountiful. I went for the onsite, and it was a good battle. It felt hard, but the follower found some beta that I missed.

    Go take it for a spin and see, its very safe.
    By Joe Virtanen
    From: Asheville, NC
    Nov 22, 2016

    I agree with Mike. This pitch is superb!

    The seam takes good small cams up to the pin. I placed a .5 in a horizontal at the start of the diagonal and then a couple more purple master cam size pieces before the pin. After that, you're on bolts making awesome lock-offs with high feet.