Me finally getting out of the Unemployment Line. I...
Goldline is the last spire in the ridge that runs downhill from the hitching post. There are some great routes on the spire including Goldline and Whiteline both well protected 5.8 climbs. The rock is nice and clean with a great view from the top.
You can approach it two ways.1) Hop the guardrail and head downhill. Follow the line of spires on your left. When you reach the last spire and can turn left towards the sore thumb (don't turn left) you are there. (You can also get there by walking around the Bell tower and heading across the gully)
2) You can aproach as you would the fan by walking through the notch near the tunnel entrance (follow the tourists). Head down the hill, turn right before you get to the sore thumb. Continue to the ridge to the west. When you turn the corner you should be able to barely see the parking lot above you.
Climbing Season For the Needles Eye area.
Weather station 6.7 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Goldline
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Goldline:
Goldline 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Goldline
Unemployment Line 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b SD
: Custer State Park
: ... : Goldline
A super fun mixed route to the immediate left of Goldline (Stisser, D. & Mayer, C.)The current state of Mountain Project confuses this line with another bolted line located to the climbers' right of the route known as Goldline. I believe Whiteline is totally bolted. Unemployment line is nice because it has more gear placements than most of the other routes on the Goldline formation.The Unemployment Line may not be all that fun to sit in, but it is a hella fun climb if you are looking for a route...[more] Browse More Classics in SD