Thorodin Ridge Scramble
Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 500 ft|
|Page Views:||178 total · 27/month|
|Shared By:||chris harkness on Nov 7, 2017|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Access Issue: State Park@SEMICOLON@ Fee Required. Details
Golden Gate Canyon is a State Park and a $6 (2010) fee is required for entrance. Self serve kiosks exist throughout the park. Annual passes can be purchased for $60.
I didn't see this route included anywhere, so I figured I would add it. This makes for a fun, solo ridge scramble or perhaps a cumbersome roped climb, though I'm sure you could sew it up. This essentially follows the south ridge line: up and over the first buttress, along the connecting ridge, and then up and over the second buttress.
I started my hike at the intersection of the Mule Deer Trail where it crosses Gap Road and started hiking North. After a hundred yards or so, the trail takes a sharp, downhill left turn. Instead of taking that turn, I continued straight up the hill for another 25 minutes or so until the terrain gives way to the first buttress. From there, just simply follow the ridge.