Escape The Sierra Madre Vault with All Gold Bars on any System
A way to get all 37 gold bars (around 1400 lbs.) out of the Sierra Madre and back to the Mojave on either console or PC.
While Father Elijah is on the way down into the Sierra Madre Vault after you have read the first passage on the terminal, you have time to make it to the closest shielded door to the vault (the one leading most directly to the elevator and also the one Father Elijah comes through on his way in) even if you’re over-encumbered. If you are crouching and hidden next to the door when Father Elijah opens it to come through, the door will launch you through the door to the elevator side, and Father Elijah will be trapped on the vault side. The only problem with this glitch is that it does not trigger either the quest goal to kill or trap Father Elijah. The only way to use the elevator is to have explosives planted on the inside of the shielded door before you lag through to kill Father Elijah when the switch happens. It is possible to use three frag mines and one of those ghost people gas tanks on very easy to kill him. Make a save before the switch because it may require several attempts to successfully kill Father Elijah with the explosives, and it is impossible to damage him after the glitch. If done successfully, you will be able to escape back to the fountain with all of the items from the vault and return to the Mojave.