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Vein of Gold  

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 125'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: L. Von Dommelheimer on Jun 15, 2015

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Wow this route is good! Climb one of the lower tier climbs to gain a sloping ledge, most climbers choose Checkered Dog (5.9) as it leads directly to the base of the climb. Build an anchor or use the anchor for 'Checkered Dog' traverse back to the left to gain a corner and place some weird gear. climb to the beautiful left arching crack and place some small gear, sack up and climb the delicate moves through the smears and small tips until the gear gets bigger. Climb up and slightly right past a bolt or two if I remember correctly.


This route is on the second tier on the right side of the Monolith.


Small to medium gear... TCUs in the smaller sizes, purples and even some grays might be nice.

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By Griswald
Jun 15, 2015

A variation of this climb is to climb the dihedral, clip the bolts and then climb a hollow hand and jug flake out right. Unless this is what you are describing?
By L. Von Dommelheimer
From: Anchorage
Jun 16, 2015

Thats the way I've done it.

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