Golden Throne, Capitol Reef National Park. The Golden Throne, a well known sandstone landmark in south central Utah, was climbed by George Hurley, his wife Jean Hurley and Dave Rearick in April, 1974. The ascent was previously unreported. From the trail leading to a viewing point of the Throne, commence rough hiking to the base of the tower. The ascent route begins in a chimney at the southwest corner of the rock. The chimney widens into a broad gully. At the end of the second lead a traverse south takes one to an easier line for the summit lead. II 5.8.