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Plates of Gold 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 175'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ken Duncan and Dede Humphrey, 2014
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ken Duncan on Dec 8, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Plates of Gold.

Description 

This is a great long pitch with a little bit of everything. A nice slab followed by a big roof (which has been climbed by a 5'4" zero ape index female), beautiful plates, a crack and thin face.

P1 5.9+/10a) Climb the slab past a bolt to the middle of the large roof above. Turn the roof at a bolt, then angle up and right to the base of a large V flake. Turn the V flake on the right at a bolt, then climb beautiful plates up and left to a left-angling crack. Follow the crack to its end, turn a small overlap, and climb past 2 bolts (on Dragon Slayer) to the anchors atop the second pitch of Dragon Slayer.

Continue up Dragon Slayer or rappel.

Descent: rappel Dragon Slayer, or rappel to the anchors at the top of Possibilities and rap that to the ground. ***A SIXTY METER ROPE IS REQUIRED.***

Location 

This is on the right side of Main Crag right of Dragon Slayer. See the photo.

Protection 

Five bolts, nuts and cams to 2.5", and slings for plates.


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