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This is a pretty good climb with good moves, solid rock, great position, exposure and scenery. Furthermore, the protection is great, so don't let it intimidate you- it is a good route to push your grade on.
Head on about 200 feet South of where the trail intercepts the flat rockbed. At the far right side of the inset amphitheatre in Golden Valley there is an overhanging, left-facing corner. String Bikini follows the smaller corner and arete system to the outside of that inset. Follow the obvious crack and corner systems to a large undercling flake, traversing right under that to reach a large bulge split by a clean thin-hands jamcrack. Pull through the crack (crux) and head on up and left through a more moderate crack system past an old eye-bolt and onto a ledge with a set of glue-in anchors. These need links and chain added.
A standard light rack of nuts and cams to 3". A 1.5" - 2" cam or thereabouts protects the crux from below or above. If you will be on-edge gradewise, carry an extra of each of these.