On the right face of the wall you will see a finger crack that starts about 10-15 feet above the ground. This is your goal. Startalmost below the bolted line to the right, attain the leftward diagonalling cracks and move left until you can make the finger crack. The bolt protects the crux. However, the funnest part is the lunge for the flake near the top. I later tried to climb the direct line and realized why you start right.
Large slings for trees at the top. 1 draw for the climb, and TCU's for the crack.
BETA PHOTO: Goldenfingers w/o lines
|By Anonymous Coward|
Sep 15, 2005
Both soloed for the FA, then later drilled by unknowing parties. How 'bout them apples?! Go climb Stone they rejected and ponder 4 classing that crux. proud. And an all together different era. A set that goes clank, for sure.
From: Salt Lake City, UT
May 18, 2006
Solo FA's--Man that's Sick!!
I love the routes on this wall. I come back to them every year. Goldfingers is a classic!
|By Gary Olsen|
Aug 3, 2006
Actually, Goldenfingers was first climbed by Smoot and Ellison. Stone they Rejected and the route left of Goldenfingers were soloed on the FA by some young punk out seeking the meaning of life. Those ascents were not widely reported and some climbers with more sense bolted them not knowing that they had been previously ascended.