Golden Gate

2 Stars
 HVS 5a

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Two contrasting pitches. Sadly the bottom pitch is very polished.<br/>1) 5a, 20m. Climb the right-facing slippery cleft to the ledges.<br/>2) 4c, 12m. Walk left into the corner then traverse out to the exposed arete and climb it to the top - the positions are superb.
FA. Joe Brown, Slim Sorrell, Nat Allen, Frank Elliott 1950. Given HS for years.


2nd pitch low 4b. Fantastic undercut near top of 1st pich.
John Cunningham - 30/Apr/01

If you make a pig's ear of it, it'll feel like 5a, but if you don't, well, 4c at most. Nice, I liked it.
Adrian Murray-Leslie - 08/Apr/02

polished route, S 4a,4a in nunes old guide, my dad still thinks its that grade. I'd give it VS 4c,4b, definatly not worth HVS 5a. excellent route 2 stars.
robert bridges - 17/Apr/07

A good route that ticks the Stoney boxes for adventure and sadistically pleasing polish. No more than VS 4c,4b and low in those grades.
Stig - 18/Jun/08

VS at most, definitely not HVS. The line isn't as dirty as it looks from the ground. It does wander about but it is a really enjoyable climb. It's been cleaned up a bit but could do with some traffic.
Smudger - 26/Mar/11

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