Access Fund still owns Golden Cliffs property; soon to be transferred to Jefferson County MORE INFO >>>
Stay tuned for an announcement of the transfer to the County, as well as an upcoming celebration at Golden Cliffs to commemorate the legacy of Mayford Peery, who donated the cliffs to the Access Fund in 1994. The event will celebrate 20 years of Access Fund ownership and officially present Golden Cliffs to Jefferson County Open Space.
Climb the pillar just left of Pee on Dee, about 15 yards west of Deck Chairs on the Titanic. Wimps and leaders can go left around and up to the ledge, and clip the first bolt. Otherwise, start directly on the arete. Move up to the ledge above the first bolt, and then continue on the right side of the face.
Addendum: over the years, this route has gotten fairly polished.
4 bolts to a 2 hanger anchor. One of the anchors has a chain link on it. Though the route goes up the right side of the arÍte, you can climb around the left of the bulge for an easier way to get to the first bolt.
Addendum: you can use a blue Alien to protect before the 1st bolt.
By Tony B From: Around Boulder, CO May 12, 2003 rating: 5.95c17VI17HVS 5a
I avoided this area for the better part of a decade after having to belly-kick the G*$D@*! dogs that got in a fight over MY lunch on top of the rope on which my partner was attached to the other end and leading. I only saw one dog fight yesterday, but saw tons of $hit on the trails and at the base. This climb is an OK climb... better than some others in the area, not as good as others. Seriously though, I think it's one star. I didn't go home and call my friends up and tell them about this great route they had to go do.... More like they ask me about the area, and I shrug and say "that one's better than some others- at least it was over 30 feet tall. "As for the grade, of the 10 routes at Table yesterday, I found the 10s/11s to be closer to the mark for grades (the 8s-9s that I did seemed inflated). This particular route though seemed very easy at the grade and not much (any?) harder than Deck Chairs On the Titanic. Heck, Bullet the Brown CLoud spit me off and seemed hard for 5.11a. Obviously it's not the whole area, but this route particularly seemed overgraded.
This route is worth doing if you're in the area. The moves won't blow you away, but they're not bad either. I also agree with Tony that the rating is pretty soft.
By Armin From: Arvada, CO Apr 18, 2010 rating: 5.10-6a18VI+18E1 5a
Hey if you don't like Homo Hill (as I've heard some people call it), then don't climb there. More room for me to log my pre-work pump laps. Not my top place to go if I have the entire day off, but with a short drive from my house and quick clips, it's like going to the gym, only free.
By Ben Cassedy From: Denver, CO Apr 18, 2010 rating: 5.9+5c17VI17E1 5a
Easier and much better than This Ain't Naturita around the corner. I thought it was fun moves on good rock, so I gave it three stars. If you thought this was going to be comparable to Joshua Tree, then you shouldn't be rating routes (or typing on computers) in the first place.