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The Gold Wall

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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 
Golden Boy T 
Grievous Angel T 
Hatchet T 
Helter Skelter T 
King Fissure T 
Liquid Sky TR 
Pacing the Cage T 
Rushin' Arete T 
Serpent, The T 
Standard Fork's 5.8 T 
Supercrack T 
T.L. Bush T 
Waterslip Down T 
Worth The Weight T 
X-it T 

The Gold Wall Rock Climbing 

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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

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Gold Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Gold Wall:
Standard Fork's 5.8   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Grievous Angel   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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
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Worth The Weight 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b AZ : *Paradise Forks : The Gold Wall
Worth The Weight is a tenuous and at times exciting modern test of Paradise Forks basalt skills. Unlikely footwork and exciting but defined power cruxes make up the first half of the route, enduro locker crack climbing will take you to the top. Referenced in "Paradise Forks Rock Climbing" by David Bloom as one of the two 5.11 A1 routes on The Gold Wall. At some point J.Mattson climbed the left seem creating Pacing The Cage but the right seem remained un-freed. Eventually the initial seem was use...[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.

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