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Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
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Small-Medium gear: nuts, cams, tri-cams. Can also be top-roped.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.88/5
  Rock Quality 4.25/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.25/5

Description:

A fun route that starts on a block, works up a huge flake with arm/hand jams behind it, then to a finger crack leading up and right. About 50' to the left of Windows. Also known as Golden Flake.

Submitted by: bflank on 2003-12-28
Views: 1581
Route ID: 9858

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20 Ascents Recorded

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

3 out of 5 stars finish seemed committing

I only followed to clean, but that last piece of gear and moves over the ledge seemed committing to me even as a second.

Added: 2016-01-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: isara on 2014-10-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Beautiful line

Super fun climbing to a very stressful position for protection. Either place a piece on top of the flake and run it out and don't think twice or place a piece mid crux and move quickly. Easy for the grade if you skip pro hard if not.

Added: 2014-10-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: twelvestringtex on 2012-12-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Onsight

Very fun, I ran it out like mad instead of burning energy to place gear on the crux. feet popped off when I grabbed the finishing jugs which made for a scary looking superman ending =P

Added: 2012-12-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: mhix13 on 2010-03-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Gr8 5.9 Trad. Lead

Did this on TR couple years ago. Lead on gear this time. Took a 15-20 foot whipper on a 0.75 camalot in the finger crack (i was very close to the anchors). Protects well and is challenging for a trad. leader who has been hanging out in the 5.6-5.8 range. Finger crack at the top is fun! A #4 camalot goes in the middle if you are considering leaving it at the bottom.

Added: 2010-04-02

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)

5 out of 5 stars Great crack!

Really good crack climb. Super fun.

Added: 2009-04-01

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