Golden Horn: First Ascent. On 18 September 1946 the first ascent of Golden Horn (8400 ft.) in the N. E. Cascades was accomplished by Fred Beckey, Keith Rankin and Charles Welsh. The approach was from Horseheaven Camp, ten miles from the Hart’s Pass Road, via the brushy valley of the upper W. fork of the Methow River and a long talus gully on the W. side of Golden Horn. The final summit rocks were short but required a spectacular tennis-shoe climb. The time from camp was six hours.