Climb up and right from the top of Gold Nugget. Clip a bolt and pull the crux to a sloping ledge. Follow the ledge up and left to the right side of two obvious water streaks. Three more bolts up a featured face lead to a bolted rappel anchor. Rappel is about 90 feet back to the top of Gold Nugget so tie knots in the end of your rope.The FA was my first experience using a hand drill on lead. Combined with the gold mining history of the area, "First Strike" seemed an appropriate name. I want...[more]Browse More Classics in CA
If any one is checking out this area I Work at pathfinder Ranch and have been climbing on alot of the boulders in the NF and have beta for the many of the differnt crags and boulders in gardner valley. Shoot me an email if you are curious about any climbing in the area. there is much to be climbed and a ton of boulders to be climbed in a typical so-cal style.
I would alos like to thank who ever has replaced most of the bolts on the climbs on the crags behind the camp. They have made my life alot easier and the climbing safer.
Just an update to anyone heading up here...The rap bolts on what I believe they call "gold wall" are looking bad..west rap bolts spin badly and the east has a good size crack in the rock running right thru its bolt.. can walk off tho so probley better to do that