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This route is located in the Southern Region at Solar Collector and Gold Coast

Erik's Second 5.6


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Erik's First 5.6 5.9- (Trad) **

First Ascent: Josh Thurston, Jared Hancock in 2002
Length: 35ft
Gear: #4 Camalot (report bad anchors)

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Walk past the Gold Coast sport routes to a pair of nice looking cracks ascending a small pilar and sharing the same anchors. This route ascends the crack on the left and gets a little wide towards the top.
Moves: Fists
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC
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5.9- (33 votes)

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Submitted by: Patty McGee
Date: Nov 9th, 2015

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005

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1
Yasmeen said on October 2nd, 2005
This was more OW than fists for me after the first couple of moves.
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Stewy911 said on November 5th, 2005
def. OW-thy at the top
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Anonymous said on August 25th, 2008
I think the two pillar routes are misnamed in the guidebook.
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michaelarmand said on April 27th, 2009
I usually hate the wide....but this was great.
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tpowell said on May 8th, 2015
To say that this is 9- is laughable.