the goldrush** HVS 4c
[Duncan enjoying evening sun on: The Goldrush, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
Exhilarating climbing on an intimidating line that is far easier than its appearance would suggest. Low in the grade. Start below an overhanging right-slanting flake-crack, 5m right of the descent ramp. Photo on page 287.
22m. Pull directly up the overhanging wall using the flake-crack to an easing in angle. Traverse right above the flake-crack to gain the base of the much friendlier upper wall. Above is a very thin crack, move left past this and climb the blank looking wall on excellent pockets to the top. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Duncan enjoying evening sun on: The Goldrush © ewanthomson
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This climb is in 46 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

powered through all the steep stuff, did the meat of the route pull over onto the slab to find its absolutely dripping!! had to down climb which was fun, left a wire in to protect, guess thats legitimate crag swag for the next attempt....
tp45597 - Lead - 21/May/15 with matt the goat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15

MinHazeldine - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/14

leerybunny - 2nd rpt - 29/Jul/14 with Min

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/14 with Clare

Oops! Lead this by mistake thinking it was Silent Movie. No way would I have taken it on if I thought it was HVS 5a, and thinking it was VS 4b all the way up was a great psychological boost! Although, I must say it's over-graded in my opinion.
manbat - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with neil stubbs

Thought it was a bit tough for VS, oh that's cause we're on the wrong route! Great lead Matt!
neilstubbs - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Matt George

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13

ewanthomson - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Nat Walter

Jack J Keogan - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Camilla Brimble

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/13

Excellent, the start is a bit intimidating but very juggy and the slab is nice and delicate with good holds. This crag has some atmosphere too!
Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/13 with Skip

Skip - 2nd - 20/Jan/13 with Luxulyan

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/12

nickstephens - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Gareth Greeves

gg4419 - Lead O/S - Sep/12

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Kayleigh Tremaine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/12

pete87abs - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Rosie Crossley

wolverine - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/12 with Caroline Ashman

mark_jee - TR dog - 03/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12

trants1 - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/11 with deklan

deklan - Lead - 20/Oct/11 with chris

Dilwat - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/11 with SurferStan

SurferStan - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/11 with Dilwat

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Kirsty Kerr

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/11

lovely route, thuggy then delicate
njongml - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

i loved this climb but it scared the c**p out of me!
robroy - TR O/S - Mar/11

mark_jee - TR dnf - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Dave Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10

nickdonohue - Lead - Apr/10 with Andy March

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Mark Glaister

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/08 with Clare

just one more - Lead - 06/May/07 with Max B

just one more - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/06 with chris h

Hidden - 27/Mar/03

andy_pemberton - Lead - Jun/99

Ashley Hold - Lead - 10/Oct/98 with Laurence North

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/98

colin milton - 2nd - 02/Jul/95 with eric milton

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Total votes cast 22
hard E10 of 7
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hard 4c4 of 6
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