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Golden Seam 

YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E4 6a R

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Jason Meyer & Wayne Lappeman, ~ 2000
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: manuel rangel on Jul 15, 2008

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Ed finishing this stellar climb, one of two in thi...


As you enter the canyon, the walls meet the trail. At the first great swimming hole, look up and right to a brown face with shiny bolts, 7 total. The runout to the first bolt was demanding climbing on small edges. Then more of the same but bigger as you went up.

Per s.price: the crux start can be easily bypassed by short traverse in from right dropping the rating to 5.10+.


Walk along the trail downstream to the canyon proper. Just before the huge boulder at the water's edge, look up and right.


7 draws.

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By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Jul 11, 2011

Thanks for the info, it was a very challenging onsight.
By s.price
From: PS,CO
Oct 5, 2012
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

The R rating is easily avoided with a stick clip.
By b hof
From: Pueblo West, CO
Jul 11, 2014

The base of this route is guarded by a lot of vegetation, including stinging nettle.

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