The Gold Standard

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Route
Location:
California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Sport
Time Required:
Expedition
Difficulty:
5.12C

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The Gold Standard
Created On: Mar 18, 2004
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Approach


Right end of Voyager Dome. Found on some gold, glacier polished rock.
Walk out the Jeep road for about 1/4 mile. At a point where the jeep road goes over some slabs, head up-hill passing some large boulders(great bouldering)look up at the dome and you can see the golden face containing the climb. Scramble up some 3rd class ledges and traverse to the right until you come to a line of bolts. You are at the base of the climb.

Route Description


A line of bolts leading to anchors. This climb brings out your edging skills. The first moves are 5.10 after that the difficulties increase until the last moves (crux) are done. This climb is about 65' long. It is best to do this one on a cold day. The climb goes into the shade late in the day.

Essential Gear


Eight quick draws. One climbing rope. Edging shoes. 16oz of good quality climbing chalk. One set of “STEEL FINGERS.”

FIRST ACENT


Kris Solem, Jan McCollum and Guy Keesee 1993
Kris did the first Red Point, it took Jan and myself a few more years to get this one done.

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Kris Solem, Jan McColum and Guy Keesee. 1994


(Ksolem, ShortTimer and Guyzo)

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The Gold Standard

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