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Gold Rush 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jeff Wenger, Colleen Brennan, 4/02
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Submitted By: Max Tepfer on Aug 2, 2009
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Description 

Straight in endurance hand jamming with cruxes at the start and finish.


Location 

The obvious hand-crack at the beginning of the Main Wall.


Protection 

BD 1-3 with a strong emphasis on the 2s.



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Diggin' for gold at Trout Creek. Some of the best cracks in Oregon!
Diggin' for gold at Trout Creek. Some of the best ...
About to clip the chains...
About to clip the chains...
Travis showing how it's done - Gold Rush
Travis showing how it's done - Gold Rush
Matt Jones on Gold Rush. <br />Photo by Max Tepfer.
Matt Jones on Gold Rush.
Photo by Max Tepfer.
Halloween fun on Gold Rush
Halloween fun on Gold Rush
Getting into the Gold
Getting into the Gold
Photo by Thad Arnold.
BETA PHOTO: Photo by Thad Arnold.
The start
The start
Nearing the end of Gold Rush
Nearing the end of Gold Rush
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By Ian G.
From: PDX, OR
Aug 3, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

If you drove to Trout Creek just for this route and left it would still be worth it. So good!

By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Oct 6, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Amazing route.

2 #3s, 5 #2s, and a #1 Camalot will sew it up.

By Adam Volwiler
Jun 27, 2011
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

This route was way to much fun.

By blakeherrington
Jan 5, 2012

If you climb most of gold rush, step right to the horizontal on Alchemy, and finish via the alchemy corner and overhung arete, I can't imagine a better 5.10 trad pitch anywhere. I guess the local name is Pan Handling.