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Bands of Gold S 
Black Widow Recess T 
Caught in the Web S 
Center T 
Consilience S 
Dracula S 
F**k You S 
Far Right, The T 
Fire Down Below, The T 
Gyromancy S 
Kate Moss S 
Mordred S 
Pipe Dreams S 
Resonator S 
Right Side T 
Right Side? aka Bong Session T 
Smoke Down S 
Specter T 
Wired T 

Right Side 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kor and Northcutt, 1961
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Submitted By: George Bracksieck on Nov 1, 2013

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Climb the obvious dihedral of which Bands of Gold contrives to stay on the left wall. The first 20 feet or so are the crux. Above, the angle decreases and the terrain degenerates. On 9/23/74, I led Jay Mather up this route, to the top of the rock.

A good one-pitch outing is to climb trad (5.9ish) in the dihedral and up to the fifth bolt on Bands. Continue right and up, clipping more bolts and placing gear, but avoiding the 11d on Bands. Eventually, you can reach back left to Bands. Clip more bolts and climb 5.10 to the top of Bands.


This is the obvious right-facing dihedral where Bands begins.



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