Gilded Lily (Retrobolted)
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This is a solid sport climb - it lends itself to delicate balanced moves. There is no need to high step, no power moves. It was bolted Oct. '06 on rope solo lead using Soloist, so all stances to clip are solid.
At this time, it's the first bolted route on the west side of the approach trail on Left Hand Rock. Start just right of overhang that's 6' off the deck.
9 bolts to 2 bolt anchor (3/8" x 3 1/2") with links. Recommend slings at 6th & 8th bolt to reduce potential rope drag. 1 60m rope.
|Photos of Gilded Lily (Retrobolted) Slideshow
BETA PHOTO: Deb at the start of the route. Crux is at bolts 3/...
Deb 1/2 way up route. Crux is at bolt in middle.
BETA PHOTO: On the left is the bolted route I named [Gilded Li...
Norman on TR. A great afternoon in the park.
BETA PHOTO: A general idea for line of bolts on the route.
|Comments on Gilded Lily (Retrobolted)
|By Debbie Vischer|
Apr 7, 2008
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
Nice climb. Crux was about half way up. Needed to clip, then downclimb a step and go left.
|By Fred Day|
May 8, 2008
This is not a new route. This is Gilded Lilly, done in 1990 by Bernard & Robert Gillett as a trad route and recently bolted by Croy T.
|By Fred Day|
Jun 24, 2009
The missing hanger on the fifth bolt has been replaced. Let's hope it stays there as this climb is listed in guidebooks and on this website as a bolted sport climb, not a mixed route.
|By Croy T|
From: Longmont, Co
Aug 24, 2009
I had a nice email converstation with Bernard G. last fall. After reviewing photos I sent him, he said that it could well be the route he established in the early '90s, but much time had past and he wasn't sure. He added he was pleased the route was bolted as it would see more climbing. I believe he was being gracious and in that spirit I have opted to remove the name I gave the route. All other information I submitted stands.