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Golden Gate* HVS 5a

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[Golden Gate, Stoney, 5 kb]2 pitches. Two contrasting pitches. Sadly the bottom pitch is very polished. 1) 5a, 20m. Climb the right-facing slippery cleft to the ledges. 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. © ROCKFAX
(comments) Polish, what polish?? not polished at all by Stony standards!!
FA. J.Brown, S.Sorrell, N.Allen, F.Elliott 10.50 Oct/1950

Ticklists: Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans.

Photo: Golden Gate, Stoney © John Marsland
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This climb is in 89 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Not sure where the star comes from (history perhaps?). Pitch one is very dirty and polished even by local standards. Pitch two would be pleasant if it wasn't for the worry of the strong possibility of the arete falling down!
roger whetton - 01/Jul/14

Hidden - 2014

Alfie Conn - 2014

Led 2nd pitch - Steady HVS first pitch and 2nd pitch was a bit airy but decent gear and fine positions
jamie ward - AltLd - 08/Jul/13 with Shaun Lake

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Henry Haworth

What's this about being polished?? I couldn't detect any at all
a pedley - 02/Jun/13 with Ian Chapman

James Thacker - Lead - 28/Apr/13 with Simon King

pauldr - 30/Jan/13

Strung both pitches together. Couldn't remember if I'd done p2 before
cem - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/12 with Graham Dolman

Dirty but kinda enjoyed it, 2 stars
Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/12 with Jem

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/12

David Kay - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Dan Lane

I led the first pitch which was pretty interesting and a total contrast to pitch two which has some great exposure.
Dan Lane - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with David Kirsfelds

Led P2
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Graeme

In reality easy HVS or VS 5a/4c, 4b. I led the first pitch after a toss of a coin, which was dirty lower down but climbs really nicely higher up despite first appearances. 2nd pitch is easy but exposed. Excellent overall and worth a couple of stars.
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Jim

JEP - Lead rpt - 24/May/11

Ropeboy - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with Bunny

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/10

TonyF - 2010

simon1965 - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with paul

A really interesting route, quite soft for HVS but the first pitch is polished. Definitely worth more than 1 star, cmon! Nice geology on the first pitch with fun climbing, pleasantly exposed 2nd pitch.
smudge - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Matt Burney

I led P1, Jon P2, I cleaned as I went on pitch 1 and all the useful holds are now clean. A good route that needs a little more traffic.
LakesWinter - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/09 with gustav

Led top pitch.
Gustav - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Matt G

cem - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with Pete Horn

Brown - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/08

jadm2 - 2nd - 03/Aug/08 with Alan

First pitch is good fun and much better than it looks. Ed led second pitch, which apart from the step accross is prettty straightforward, fantasticaly exposed though.
Pilch - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Ed

Took easier second pitch... all fine and posotive, but with the exposure a go go, potentially a real head twister when you step arounc the corner.
EdShep - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Pilch

Led pitch 2. Good route and only VS 4c,4b
Stig - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/08 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Nicos - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/08 with rich mansfield

Al Evans - 2008

Glynn - Aug/07

never HVS, gets S 4a,4a in nunns old guide, great route though.
roberto18 - AltLd - 04/Aug/06 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

John Marsland - AltLd - 05/Jun/03 with Ant Williams

Hidden - Aug/02

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/02 with Trev Tatler

kato'sdad - AltLd - 27/Jun/01 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - AltLd - 27/Jun/01 with Jon Berry

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2001

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

Roget - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/98 with jim

JonBray - Lead O/S - 1997

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 01/Sep/96 with John Cutcliffe, Steve Dean

Led pitch 2.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - Apr/96 with Richard Bower

colin milton - AltLd - 18/Jul/95 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead - 21/Oct/93

Pitch 2
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/93 with Neil McCallum

leathers - Lead - 12/Aug/91 with John Barnard

SimonN - AltLd - Jun/90

John Marsland - AltLd - 19/May/90 with Mark

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/90

Nick Rundall - 2nd O/S - 1990

Lead pitch 1.
Laramadness - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/89

Hidden - Lead - 01/Oct/87

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/87 with Tony Green

Hidden - 1987

simon parish - Lead - 1987 with Andrew Taylor

babymoac - Lead - 20/Jul/86 with Pravin, Jon Stone

pebblespanker - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/86 with Sue Fowbert

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jul/85

John Marsland - 2nd - 02/Jun/85 with George Shaw

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Feb/85

Hidden - Lead - 14/Feb/85

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 1985 with Graham Cairns/Ray Kelly

Steve Lenartowicz - 1985

neilh - Lead - 30/Aug/84 with dave croker

malc - Lead - 05/Jul/84

David Smith - Lead - 01/Jul/84 with Andy Bennett

andy tetsill - Lead - May/84 with Manchester Poly, Joy

Ian Clare - 1984

Ian Clare - 1984

Hidden - AltLd - May/81

Ian Jones - 1981 with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey

tapley - Lead - 24/Jul/80 with Alison Tapley

2,L.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/80

Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/80

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 29/Jul/78 with Dave Ellis

JohnHutch - May/77

Nigel Bond - Lead - 29/Nov/75 with Andy Brown

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jul/75

petemeads - Lead - 1975

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1975 with Glynne Andrew

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1974

bob@daysmill - AltLd β - 1970

mikej - Lead - 02/Jun/69 with E

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 15/Jun/68 with Bob Knapton

mikej - AltLd - 02/Mar/68 with Wil Hurford

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Voting
Total votes cast 68
hard E10 of 23
E10 of 23
easy E10 of 23
hard HVS0 of 23
HVS7 of 23
easy HVS9 of 23
hard VS7 of 23
VS0 of 23
easy VS0 of 23
hard 5b0 of 22
5b0 of 22
easy 5b0 of 22
hard 5a0 of 22
5a11 of 22
easy 5a5 of 22
hard 4c6 of 22
4c0 of 22
easy 4c0 of 22
3 Stars6 of 23
2 Stars13 of 23
1 Star4 of 23
0 Stars0 of 23
Bag of .....0 of 23
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 89 (2.2%)
Lead33 of 89 (37.1%)
Followed8 of 89 (9.0%)
Alt Leads31 of 89 (34.8%)
Unknown15 of 89 (16.9%)

'Climbed'54 of 89 (60.7%)
clean O/S32 of 89 (36.0%)
clean β1 of 89 (1.1%)
clean rpt2 of 89 (2.2%)