Type: Sport
FA: Mark Sprague and Jay Conway
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Shared By: lee hansche on Feb 4, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

Another very worth while extension on Main Cliff, better for sure than the original extension to Goldbug (Goldbug Finish 5.12b). This one heads out left then up a steep crimpy wall with much shorter reaches than its neighbor to the right and a similar fun sloper mantel crux/finish.

Start by climbing Goldbug (5.10d). Clip a long draw on the anchor and traverse left to clip the first bolt on Goldfinger. Head up following the eyebolts up the steep face which is climbed for the most part on very straight forward crimps. The first crux is about halfway up the crimp section where the feet sort of aren't where you want them (kind of missing a right foot). Just paste your foot and go. "Thank god" crimps above this hard move give you a shake out and get you to the sloper finish. Once you mantel, the anchor awaits.

I found it hard to clip the 4th bolt until I was halfway through the top out, which works fine. However, a long draw may help you clip from lower down if you don't like climbing hard moves a bit above your last bolt.

Location

Start at the anchor for Goldbug (5.10d) and head straight up the steep wall.

Protection

From the Goldbug anchor it's 4 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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Jay Knower
Campton, NH
 
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
 
This is a very worthwhile extension. It is MUCH more straightforward than a lot of other Rumney 12's. It sort of feels like a little chunk of The Gallery at Red Rocks. Oct 17, 2009
M Sprague
New England
 
M Sprague   New England  
 
In case you are confused by the description where Lee mentions Goldfinger, that was just the alternate name I was using for Goldmember. Mar 29, 2011
Fyi, I had two hands on the last hold (the decent one) before the lip on 2/21/17. I heard a crack, and could've sworn I felt the thing move. It still feels solid, and isn't hollow, but there seems to be a hairline crack on the left side. Be careful, it would be a big chunk falling quite a ways on the belayers below. Feb 23, 2017
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  5.12c
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
  5.12c
Thanks Greg, I think I saw you climbing over there. I was psyched cause I haven't used the draws I put up as much as I had planned. Feb 25, 2017