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White Gold - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (9)
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Rich Gottlieb, Jan Schwarzberg - 1980
Rock (Trad)
1
trad, homemade anchors at top
90
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 3.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Starts on the left side of the arete, on the left side of Knob Wall. Head up the crack with the chimney-like opening near the bottom. Follow it to the small roof in the corner. Go around roof to the right and head straight up. Traverse left along bottom of ledge to the anchors. You can pop up on the ledge and set up a leisurely rappel off the rusty cold shuts further down if you don't like the closest anchor. If I remember correctly, you can walk off the top as well? This felt like a very hard 5.9 to me.

Submitted by: gothcopter on 2005-06-01
Last Modified: 2006-12-04
Views: 1366
Route ID: 67002

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: kvochatzer on 2015-12-20 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars sandbagged start

Seconded. This was a tough start. I did better on second go after popping off a pebble in the roof that resulted in a nice flapper. Flapper treated, I did better foot work, but still felt like a newb if this is indeed a consensus 5.9. I agree with another reviewer's rating of 10b. Traditional traddies commence the insults. :)

Added: 2016-01-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: skclimb on 2009-10-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars white gold

sweet crack. jamming first half and then face climbing to the top.

Added: 2009-10-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: climbwest on 2008-09-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Super fun crack

This is a great crack climb...although stiff for its grade. I haven't had the opportunity to lead it yet.

Added: 2009-04-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: adam14113 on 1998-02-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars awesome trad route

Pulling the overhang at the bottom is the trick. Good pro and I give it a 9+ for the arms needed at the bottom part. I used to climb this one all the time with just hexes and nuts.

Added: 2009-02-06

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jamus7 on 2002-02-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars my first trad lead

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Added: 2008-02-14

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