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s. The Golden Wall

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Barndance, a.k.a. Crankmaster T's Arete TR 
Chris' Cringe or Hatti's Horror TR 
Completely Francois TR 
Fickle Fingers T,TR 
Golden Dream, The T,TR 
Jam On! T,TR 
Sinister Urge (formerly SLAM Dance) T 
Slot Machine T,TR 
Stinky Americans T,TR 
Super Skink TR 
Time for Therapy T,TR 

s. The Golden Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,208'
Location: 41.73904, -74.21411 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: JSH, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Taino Grosjean on Dec 14, 2006  with updates from George Grzyb


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Home to one of the most popular routes in PK, the Golden Wall area is tricky to reach, but worth every effort. Four of the several routes have double-bolted anchors. The amphitheater gathers the sun's heat on cold days, and with so many routes in close proximity is the closest thing to a "gym-like" atmosphere with a group. Routes from 5.6 to 5.12.

Getting There 

Exit the upper parking lot far end, go through the meadow and past the stream, to the large clearing. Turn right on the carriage road, then go left at the immediate fork. Follow the carriage road to where it starts to curve back; you'll see a blue/yellow triple blaze leading straight off towards some large boulders (bouldering area). Get to the first boulder and turn left off the blazed trail, heading towards the cliff, trending leftwards.

You're looking for a hidden canyon that is to the right side of the Skink face. Find a big slab of rock; to its left side, either squiggle under or make a few 4th class moves over a notch, and you'll see your target.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in s. The Golden Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for s. The Golden Wall:
Slot Machine   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Golden Dream   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Stinky Americans   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Fickle Fingers   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Barndance, a.k.a. Crankmaster T's Arete   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b X     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
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The Golden Dream 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  New York : The Gunks : ... : s. The Golden Wall
A fully-sustained fingercrack in a dihedral, that starts off just barely slab and ends up just barely overhanging. THE best 5.9 I've ever climbed. Also, the climb on the cover of the Peterskill guide....[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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