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Platinum Plus 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mark Haymond, Mike Brennan 1972
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Submitted By: Wade Griffith on Apr 10, 2006

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Platinum Plus , Cap Rocks , Tollhouse . The route ...


This climb is a must do at Tollhouse. The climbing follows the right side of a giant detached flake on the Tollhouse caprock. It goes from thin to great hands till you gain the top of the flake. From here a 5.8 face move is made to top out on the caprock.


Approach by walking up to the top of Tollhouse Rock then looking over the edge to see the prow of the caprock. The prow has a single crack that runs through it angling down either side of the edge. The right side crack is Platinum Plus (5.8) while the crack around the left side of the prow is Strawberry Jam (5.10), both finish on the same 5.8 face moves to the top.


gear to 3"

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Slater on Platinum Plus, Tollhouse Cap Rocks.
Tom Slater on Platinum Plus, Tollhouse Cap Rocks.

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By Tim Camuti
From: Placerville, CA
Dec 1, 2013

Fantastic TR with tricky exit for short people. Fun puzzle route.

TR bolts are best accessed with an anchored handline or even on belay from the flat part os the cap rocks. The edge that the TR runs over is a little sharp and merits watching. Strawberry Jam off the same anchor is very fun and of a different nature.
By Phillip Lyons
From: Metaline Falls, WA
Jun 6, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Great, short route. As Tim said, the mantle at the top is a bit tricky on your first go round. I would rate that move as a 5.9
By Andrew Davies
From: San Francisco, CA
Apr 17, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Just did this climb yesterday. I also agree that the face move feels like a 5.9, especially if you're shorter and can't quite reach some of the more helpful features. Luckily isn't too scary since you're right on top of a bomb proof bolt :)
By Rob L
May 15, 2017
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

As others have said super fun short route with great exposure and a tricky move at the top. Can be top-roped from a hanging belay at the 2 bolt anchor on the slab directly above the cruxy mantle move.

Would be 4 stars if it were a little longer!

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