Washington Climbers Coalition's permittee status under the landowner's easement with Washington State DNR has been revoked due to liability concerns and increased traffic. Vehicular access beyond the gate is currently not allowed. Gold Bar is still open to foot traffic. WCC and Access Fund are actively working with the landowner and DNR to find a solution. Stay posted at www.washingtonclimbers.org.
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The really fun arete/face on the southeast corner of the boulder. Sit start, moves up on edges and pinches using a fun knee bar. Hard moves bumping left onto the face and tossing left and up to a good edge (using heel and toe trickery along the way).
the first problem you come to from the approach.
Several pads, because if you are flailing on this thing like I am, you're going to crater on your back when your hand blows and your heel is still on...
FA who knows? Did this early spring of I think '02. Friend said it was FA, but who really knows. Thought it to be fairly solid V8, certainly not 10. On the thought that it was FA at the time, called it Trigger Point. Fun climb regardless!
Consensus does seem to be around 9ish, though I heard the pinch just broke on it. Weird - it seemed solid to me. Who knows - maybe harder or easier now. Fun problem, though! check out this vid of Kelly doing it: