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Gouda 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Brett Clarkson
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Submitted By: 46and2 on May 29, 2006

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Sher getting ready for the traverse right, use tha...

Description 

The best route on the wall with excellent protection and fluid movements. The crux is down low during the first two bolts then it's pretty much a cruiser. Not to be missed if going to Jacks Canyon!!

Location 

This is the second route right of the dirty chimney splitting the walls. The first two bolts go straight up; then follow two right-angling bolts; then straight up the well-spaced but easy climbing sport route to the fixed anchors. ***Please take note that there is a lone bolt about 15-20 feet up the wall in between this route and the 5.9 to the left of it. This is an unfinished route that leads to nowhere; make sure you traverse right when doing this climb!! Have Fun

Protection 

Six conveniently placed bolts will get you to the fixed anchors up top for your rappel.


Photos of Gouda Slideshow Add Photo
Bro Dalon leading Yarlsberg, great route!!  He is right in the middle of the right angling traverse section.
Bro Dalon leading Yarlsberg, great route!! He is ...
Dalon on Yarlsberg, right after the traverse and its straight up the wall from here!
Dalon on Yarlsberg, right after the traverse and i...
Felicia Terry making easy work of the route
Felicia Terry making easy work of the route
Bro Jared TR'ing Yarlsberg and almost to the anchors
Bro Jared TR'ing Yarlsberg and almost to the ancho...
Sher top-roping Yarlsberg and looking straight up the "Swiss Cheese" type of rock features!
Sher top-roping Yarlsberg and looking straight up ...
Gouda, 5.9 on the Swiss Wall at Jacks Canyon.  VERY fun line, enjoyable movement, excellent warm-up!
BETA PHOTO: Gouda, 5.9 on the Swiss Wall at Jacks Canyon. VER...

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By Jason Halladay
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From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 2, 2007
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This is a super fun route. We weren't sure what we were climbing when we climbed it but the features up high looked so appealing and the climb was so long (for Jacks) that I had to get on it. Really enjoyable.
By GummyBears
Mar 30, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I think this is listed as being called "Gouda." May be the best 5.9 in the Canyon!!! Thin start to jug haulin fun. 4 stars.
By David Lammers
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 20, 2009

The route is easy to identify because there is a dead-end bolt (past #2 I think). The route direction was later changed to move to the climber's right after the second bolt.
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
May 22, 2012

Desperately slimy.