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Gossamer (Ardian's Route?) 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Matthew Bishop on Feb 23, 2014

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On the bottom start of the roof. There's no ne...

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Starts just right of Samson and Delilah (12+) and Tradmaster (dihedral, 11). Tradmaster and Gossamer share the first perma.

Boulder up the corner of the ledge just to the right of the roof with the 5 perma-draws (2 of them will be yellow webbing as of this post). Once you boulder up to the start, move to the dihedral with the first low hanging perma. If you like your belayer, place a #3 C4 in the crack just below the first perma to anchor them in.

From here climb up the dihedral but trend right to the next perma (yellow webbing). Continue trending right through the perma-draws. At the 5th perma, you will go up, out of the roof, and slightly left to a single bolt. Continue climbing above this to a two bolt anchor.

  • NOTE: The DCA puts this route as Ardian's Route.


Ledge just to the right of Samson and Delilah (12+) / Tradmaster (11). Tradmaster and Gossamer share the first perma in the dihedral


5 perma-draws on route, single bolt once you pull the roof at the 5th perma, to a single bolt anchor.

Bring 2 draws and something to anchor your belayer (#3 C4)

Yellow webbing perma-draws are good as of this post; as well as, the other perma-draws and biners.

Photos of Gossamer (Ardian's Route?) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Belayer anchored in on AR
Belayer anchored in on AR
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of AR
Start of AR
Rock Climbing Photo: AR

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By sam england
From: Seattle, WA
Mar 27, 2014

This route is called Gossamer and it shares it's first bolt with Tradmaster, not Samson and Delilah. It also has a 2 bolt anchor with carabiners.
By Matthew Bishop
From: Birmingham, Alabama
Mar 27, 2014

Thanks Sam. What is Ardian's Route then? Looking at how the DCA placed this route in the guidebook, Airdian's route is on the same line as Gossamer.
By Ardian prishtina
Apr 30, 2016

Ardian's route is the same as Gossamer. My friend Shelton Patterson and I put up this route a few years ago for the purpose of finishing the ending of Novacain. It turned out to be a pretty good route by itself. Shelton named it Gossamer and we rated it 11c(I think most say 11d now). It was first climbed on gear(not recommended). We got some bolts from Tim Maddox and equiped the route.

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