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Mellow Gold 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Todd Hammond, July 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Todd H on Jul 19, 2009

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Mellow Gold


Fun, sustained climbing on steep golden-brown rock. Slopey edges and crimpers lead you to a distinct crux half way up.


Immediately left of The Benefactor 12b, on the left side of the wall


7 bolts to ring anchors

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By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
May 8, 2012

The crux on this one involves a hard reachy undercling move with bad feet to get to slopey arete sidepull action. Then you reach jugs and you can breathe easy to the top. A bunch of fairly hard bouldery moves made this one feel a bit harder than depth.
By Leo Gokovski
From: SLC, UT
Jun 29, 2012
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Great Route. Bouldery start topped with powerful moves through the undercling. Feels harder than other 12a on same wall. Quality route!!!
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Apr 15, 2014
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Hard and a bit out of character for the area with a couple sections of absolutely miserable feet (slab). I thought the crux was below the undercling section, a big deadpoint to a decent hold from a shitty crimp and bad feet. The moves are great the whole way, the line feels significantly harder than DOF or pitbulls...
By skiandclimb
Sep 23, 2015

I thought that this was significantly harder than any other 5.12a on this wall. Felt more like .12b, with a lower crux on thin crimps and an upper crux between bolt 4-5. Great route!
By Todd H
From: Sandy, UT
Sep 26, 2015

Updated the grade. That right hand crimp on the lower crux used to be bigger and fairly positive. It broke and got smaller within a couple years after the FA. I still think this line is easier to redpoint than its neighbor The Benefactor.
By steve edwards
From: SLC, UT
Feb 5, 2016

Agree with the upgrade. This route was always stout at 12a. For me, Benefactor is easier.