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Routes in The Torch

Bee's Brunch T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lighting the Torch T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Live and Let Dyno S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Periscope T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rest and Digest T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Torch View T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Torched T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Torchfinger T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Torchraker T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Arjun Heimsath
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Shared By: arjunmh on Nov 25, 2011
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

This is a generally easy climb on solid rock that is a fun way to access the base of the Torch. It is also possible to do this route and connect directly to Torched to do the two routes in one pitch. Use long runners if attempting this. Named after the James Bond, "Goldfinger".

Hardest move is protected by the bolt at the base. The climb is on good rock that protects well and enables a nice warm-up climb to get to the base of the Torch. There are anchors here that can be used to establish for the three southern climbs up the Torch: “Lighting”, “Torchraker”, and “Torched.”

Location

On the east side of the Torch, begins at the base of the lower wall. See route map.

Protection

Full rack of cams.

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arjunmh
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
 
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
 
Yup, fair enough, the first few moves are likely harder than 5.8. Getting to the bolt likely tricky, but you're not far up and a good spot is a good spot. The single bolt near the base of the face with a swath of greenish lichen going up it marks the start of the climb. Seems like a semi trail is starting to be made from the base of "Wall Drug" around climber's right of that face and up to the base of this climb. Works well. Sorry about not having any pics handy for this, will try to remember next time out. Apr 10, 2016
Catherine Conner
Phoenix, AZ
Catherine Conner   Phoenix, AZ
Heads up-may be harder than 5.8 IMO... 5.9 or 5.9+ for the first 20ft? Then eases nicely. -or I had a bad climbing day-this could very well be the case too... Jan 23, 2013