The Golden Nugget is one of dozens of new crags that have been developed around Squamish the last few seasons.

The Golden Nugget is hidden in the trees across the highway from Nightmare Rock in Murrin Park and right above the cliff hosting the ice climb Nintendo 64.

New Hampshire-based Connor Hurley and Squamish climber Paul McSorley established a 5.11a sport rig called Climb Free or Fly. Jorge Ackerman opened the burly 5.12b 18-Karat which has bolts and good gear placements. McSorley also sent a spicy, all gear, 5.12c  called Hits from the Bong (named for the old Bong piton found in the crack).  Klemen Mali has a very aggressive 5.13 project bolted at the cliff’s far left end.

Peder Ourom is opening another new cliff along the new loop trail in Murrin called Woodstock. Andrew Boyd established a line there years ago, but Ourom is making it a sweet sport crag with lots of mid-range routes.

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McSorley on Hits from the Bong  Photo Kleman Mali

McSorley on Hits from the Bong Photo Kleman Mali

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McSorley on Hits from the Bong Photo Jia Condon

McSorley on Hits from the Bong Photo Kleman Mali

McSorley on Hits from the Bong Photo Jia Condon

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Jorge Ackerman opened the burly 5.12b 18-Karat Photo Jia Condon

Jorge Ackerman opened the burly 5.12b 18-Karat Photo Jia Condon

Jorge Ackerman opened the burly 5.12b 18-Karat Photo Jia Condon

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