Tyson and I got out to the Tiers and checked out Golden Shower yesterday. Leading it I opted for the path of least resistance and went up the a dirty little chimney. The direct finish looked pretty rad though, and cleaner. For its short size its pumpy and has everything from .4 to 4's! South side of the canyon is getting into season. Also, has anybody ever been on the right traversing roof halfway up one of these days? It looks pretty sweet!
That splitter is part of Neutron, though you could climb it by itself. Proton is an enduro finger crack, to the left of it (next corner over), and the splitter cuts directly over to the Proton anchors.
Anyone have info on what is above the 5.8 hand crack in the books? I've heard of another pitch but don't know for sure. If so, would belaying from the Cat Scratch Fever anchors be feasible so as to keep an eye on the dogs below (and be visible to them)?
I remember it being scrambly in the bushwhack sense from those belays, but it has been a while. It looks like you could access that upper stuff from the Wood Hood area, but it seems like there is always more to mine at Woodfords.
Milty and I placed an anchor above The Books prolly 80 feet up. Needs some chain ...old tat by now. The left hand arÍte is 5.6r, the center route is 5.8 we climbed to the left of the annoying little tree. The right hand route is 5.7r. Good stuff