Golden Showers

Type: 
Rock
Reference: 
GS
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11720m8No
 

Superior variant of Kaos. The " 'unprotected L slanting groove.....' - Dave Brash, Dunedin Rock, 2000" - has now been retrobolted. From the wedged spike at the top of the initial corner, launch out right across the void then up the striking golden corner. Power over the bulge on manageable jugginess. Not many grade 17 routes around of this length and quality of rock architecture.

Grade: 
17
Quality: 
2.01
Gone: 
1
Length: 
20m
Bolts: 
8
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Steve Carr, Luke Visser, Calum Hudson. Jan 2012
Route Image: 
UUID: 
9c8eaf16-b1e4-4be9-adcd-846a8ca0b363

Comments

I think some holds have fallen off Golden Showers or it is a sandbag, either way it is steeper and more technical than WBBB or the Jospe/Carr Route! It probably goes around a hard 19, really. Any which way, the falls are clean at the top, and the route is excellent!