COVID-19 Climbing Guidelines: The Red River Gorge in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Muir Valley, and all RRGCC-owned property - which includes Miller Fork Recreational Preserve, Bald Rock Recreational Preserve, and Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve - request that you follow the guidelines outlined on each website if you choose to climb during this time. See links above for more details about each climbing area.

All Gold Everything

This route is located in the Southern Region at Solar Collector and Gold Coast

From the Ashes

0 votes

Gold Nugget 5.12a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Dustin Stephens, Scott Curran in 2013
Length: 45ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

Click for more images
Around the corner on the same gigantic boulder as Highway Turtle is this gently overhanging golden face. Continuous moves on pockets and strenuous underclings with tricky clips leads to a climactic finish move and ledge topout... clip the last bolt from above if you are too pumped to clip! Get an attentive belay due to the big tree lurking below.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Bolted anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

Add / Edit Tags

Route Spray
Show Project
Quality Consensus

3.85 stars (20 votes)
Grade Consensus
5.12a (18 votes)

You must login to save your input!
+ add
+ add



Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 29th, 2013

Submitted by: dustonian
Date: Apr 1st, 2013

Submitted by: dustonian
Date: Apr 1st, 2013


dustonian said on March 25th, 2013
Speaking of sandbagging etc., this one might actually feel a little soft with draws hanging (can we ditch the stupid hyperspecific letter grades please?). Killer long boulder problem.
Willy said on March 31st, 2013
Cool flowing moves on this one. Feels like something that was set in the gym and don't expect any jugs to recover on. Over too soon.
climb2core said on April 2nd, 2013
So soft for the grade. More like 12b-- or 12a++
dustonian said on April 2nd, 2013
closer to 12a/b++- E7 WI6 C4- XII+ IMO
ray said on April 15th, 2013
Man what a killer sustained line! One of the best new lines I've been on. Was thinking the arete to the right might be a good line so I toproped it but just gravitated back left to the pockets on this line so I think it would be forced.
THB said on April 21st, 2013
Great route, I like it a little more than the one on the left. I agree, it might be more like a hard 12a (or easier for 12b), but who really cares... it's a sweet route with cool moves and doesn't let up until you hit the lip! Good one! I can't believe it hadn't been bolted sooner!
JR said on May 6th, 2013
Good stuff Dustin.
dustonian said on May 30th, 2013
dropped it to 12a
caribe said on December 14th, 2015
You might be tempted to Rambo the start of this thing but there is more subtle start beta that gets you in the game with a higher-percentage, less-effort move. This route is most certainly Au.