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|Type: ||Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.10 [details]|
|FA: ||(TR) Chris Miller & Tim Fearn 1990, FL: Chris Miller & Dave Evans, June 1997|
|Season: ||All year (depending upon snowfall)|
|Submitted By: ||C Miller on Mar 19, 2006|
Jamieson Stuart on Golden Spike
Boulder up into a thin crack and pull a small overlap before getting established below a prominent bulge. Over the bulge via some comitting and strenuous moves to gain a jug and then continue up and left on somewhat scrappy rock to the anchors.
Decent moves on this one but the rock quality is not on par with most climbs on this wall. The line tends to wander some as well which detracts somewhat from the overall quality.
Just right of Black Magic Poodle at a thin crack.
7 bolts, chain anchors
BETA PHOTO: Golden Spike topo
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations
Start of `Golden Spike` at `Coyote Crag` Holcomb V...
BETA PHOTO: Golden Spike (5.10b), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 10, 2007
This is a great route but I feel it's harder than the rating given here. The crux is indeed very comitting and strenuous but it doesn't let up much thereafter.
|By Tyler Logan|
From: Moreno Valley, CA
Mar 27, 2008
Rock quality seems to be improving every year with traffic. I actually prefer this route to High Noon due to its more continuous nature, although the crux sequence isn't quite as interesting. I think the grade of 10b is accurate, although it might seem stiff compared with some other routes in the area that have ratings on the soft side.