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The Gold Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ice Cream Dreams, AKA Acid Test Crack T 
An Uncertain Violence T 
Black and Sassy T 
Cactus Thieves T 
East Of Eden T 
Facial Distortions T,TR 
Gold Finger T 
Grievous Angel T 
Hatchet T 
Helter Skelter T 
King Fissure T 
Liquid Sky TR 
Pacing the Cage T 
Rushin' Arete T 
Standard Fork's 5.8 T 
Supercrack T 
T.L. Bush T 
Waterslip Down T 
X-it T 

The Gold Wall  


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Description 

The Gold Wall is the south-facing side of the canyon where the Gold Pond is located. This encompasses all the rock from the Three Yogis down to The Prow. Classics are East Of Eden (10b), Goldfinger (11), and Acid Test (12). A very sunny, warm place to climb.

Getting There 

Go to The Prow, then walk back towards the cars along the cliff top. This is The Gold Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.3 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',5],['5.10',6],['5.11',4],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Gold Wall:
Grievous Angel   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Standard Fork's 5.8   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Supercrack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 70'   
Rushin' Arete   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Waterslip Down   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Black and Sassy   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
T.L. Bush   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
East Of Eden   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Hatchet   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Gold Finger   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad   
Liquid Sky   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     TR, 90'   
Ice Cream Dreams, AKA Acid Test Crack   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pacing the Cage   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Featured Route For The Gold Wall
Running a lap on Acid Test.  Photo Wade Forrest

Ice Cream Dreams, AKA Acid Test Crack 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13  AZ : Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall
Acid Test Crack or Ice Cream Dreams... Know it as either, but love it all the same. This route was listed as Acid Test Crack in Tim Toula's historic, A Cheap Way To Fly, and many locals refer to it as such, with all do respect to Heinz. Definitely one the best sections of 5.12 fingers at the Forks!Start out by bouldering fractured rock on thin holds to gain the crack proper. This section is a bit touch and go, and many preplace a cam above this section on rappel to protect it, however, many do...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By John Mattson
Apr 29, 2007
Just to the left of East of Eden I did another route and called it The Serpent(12aR).
By chuck claude
From: Flagstaff, Az
May 2, 2010
So whats te background of "An Uncertain Violence". The fingers section looks fun.