Hidden Gold is a well protected moderate that takes a line up the middle of an attractive face with plentiful holds.
Stem off a boulder to start or climb direct and after passing a low crux wander upwards enjoying the solid, well-featured stone. This would be a good lead for somebody just getting their lead head together.
4 bolts, chain anchors
Midway up Hidden Gold (5.7), Holcomb Valley Pinnac...
Me on Hidden Gold. Yes, that's a Sticht plate...
BETA PHOTO: Hidden Gold (5.7), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 9, 2007
Fun climb that's well worth doing. The direct start (without using the boulder behind) makes this a much more memorable and consistent lead.
|By Chris Asencio|
From: Hesperia, CA
Aug 27, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Very easy, but fun for the begging lead climber. I'd do it again if it was a bit taller.