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Description

A great section of pocketed vertical wall that is generously grid bolted. The style is more technical and sustained than powerful. Just look for the sea of ferns and the outstanding buttress of Powder Burns.

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Approach

About 100m right of Cafe Cruiser Wall and just right of the Ugly Duckling Wall. To the right of this section of cliff is a long section of ultra choss monster roofs.

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Routes

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1

The best rock at the The Gold Mine? Up the left hand side of the wall on small perfect little holds. Thin, sustained and techo!

FA: Rick Phillips, 2011

2
24 *** Tecktonik Sport 14m

2m right of VTPoT. Up on little pockets.

FA: Jason Lammers, 2011

3
23 *** Pocket Shot Sport 16m, 6

Start as for WtBF, vere leftwards at 2nd bolt to nice flake and follow the awesome pockets.

FA: Jason Lammers, 2012

4

One of the original lines at the Gold Mine. Up the pockets to lower offs under the roof.

FA: Greg Wilson, 2006

5

Start up the boulder to clip first bolt then jump on wall and blast out through the roof. Back jump roof to clean. Be careful of suss flakes in roof. Originally graded 25, but most now consider it more like 23/24.

FA: Rick Phillips, 2011

6
21 Resurrection Sport 12m

Up the fallen boulder clipping bolt on left then on wall crimping like a Banshee.

FA: Gilles Bonin, 2011

7
21 ** Caught Napping Sport 15m

Up block in corner then straight up wall to anchors just right of roof.

FA: Tanya Greeves, 2011

8
22 ** Cover Boy Sport 16m

Up slab then step onto ferny ledge on right. Crank up sweet (or desperate) diagonal finger crack leading rightwards.

FA: Jesse Lomas, 2006

9
25 *** Powder Burns Sport 20m

One of the best looking lines at the crag, and a great climb! The overhung buttress on right edge of Fernville, with prominent pockets in the middle. Stick-clip first bolt and grovel into ferny corner on the left until level with the first bolt. Now traverse hard right past first bolt and up pocketed face above. Harder direct start seems possible, but no one appears to have done it. The actual first ascentist of this route remains a mystery.

FA: Greg Wilson, 2006