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Golden Gecko, The T 

The Golden Gecko 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 8 pitches, 1500', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dan Briley, Mike Weissenstein- first known acsent 1998
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Submitted By: DesertDan on Jul 24, 2017

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The Golden Gecko, photo courtesy of Larry DeAngelo...

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Climb a slightly right leaning crack for two pitches to the head wall at the top of the arch where the crack bends left. Climb the crack through the head wall, crux. From here the route wanders up the face on easier ground with less pro. A couple of these pitches brings you to a low-angle, right facing crack/dihedral and take this to the top.


Begin in a right leaning crack that cuts through the black face below the left arch.


Double rack of cams up to #3, 1 #4 and a set of stoppers.

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By DesertDan
From: Arvada, Co
Jul 24, 2017

When Mike and I climbed this we saw no evidence of prior passage on our ascent. But this is such a plum line I would be surprised if we were the first climbers to come through here and say "Oh shit! That one!" If anyone knows of any prior ascents, please let me know and I'll amend this submission.

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