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The Gold Wall

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Acid Test Crack AKA Ice Cream Dreams 
An Uncertain Violence 
Black and Sassy 
East Of Eden 
Gold Finger 
Grievous Angel 
Hatchet 
King Fissure 
Liquid Sky 
Pacing the Cage 
Rushin' Arete 
Standard Fork's 5.8 
Supercrack 
T.L. Bush 
Waterslip Down 
X-it 

The Gold Wall 


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Elevation: 7,000'
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jan 30, 2006
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Keith Beckley nearing the top

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.


16 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',4],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['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 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Standard Fork's 5.8   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Rushin' Arete   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Supercrack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 70'   
Waterslip Down   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Black and Sassy   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
T.L. Bush   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
East Of Eden   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Hatchet   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Gold Finger   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Trad   
Liquid Sky   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     TR, 90'   
Acid Test Crack AKA Ice Cream Dreams   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pacing the Cage   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ E7 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Featured Route For The Gold Wall
Scott Baxter leading on the 1st(?) ascent of East of Eden. J. Haisley photo

East Of Eden 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b  AZ : Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall
East of Eden is one of the Forks 5.10 classics.It's long, steep and just hard enough to be lots of fun. Start by face climbing up blocky rock to get into the steep crack system. Continue up to a section where fingers in the corner leads to a sort of "V" formed by tight hands size cracks. This is the business. Get through this and it's easier to the rim.IMHO, this is one of the MUST DO routes at the Forks....[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.