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Goofers Delight 


Type:  Ice, 200'
Original: WI3 [details]
FA: John Bragg, John Bouchard, Henry Barber 1978
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Feb 15, 2008

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Goofer's - Steve Smith and Alison Oaxaca, Jan 11, ...


A fun full rope length climb in a nice position on the cliff... Climb the slab passing a steeper bulge two-thirds of the way up... Then more moderate fun to the anchor...

In the early season this climb can be a bit thin at the bottom but still be in good shape at the top... If you have the skill and a steady nerve it climbs well when its like this cause the steep climbing is still protectable typically...
Once ice season is in full swing Goofers is usually fat all the way...


This is the big smear of ice on the left side of the Thin Air Face...

Belay from the two bolt anchor at the base of Airation Buttress...

Rappel with 2 60m ropes from anchor or swing over in to the big flush and make it down with one...


Regular selection of screws... A few shorties might help in early season...

Photos of Goofers Delight Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping down on "Goofer's Delight"
Rapping down on "Goofer's Delight"
Rock Climbing Photo: Better shot on the thin start of goofers
Better shot on the thin start of goofers
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the bulges on goofers
Looking down the bulges on goofers
Rock Climbing Photo: Goofers on 12-28-13 thin start but very nice ice m...
Goofers on 12-28-13 thin start but very nice ice m...
Rock Climbing Photo: Descending Goofers. What an awesome location!
Descending Goofers. What an awesome location!
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul topping out Goofers
Paul topping out Goofers
Rock Climbing Photo: DG goofing around
DG goofing around
Rock Climbing Photo: View of Goofers Delight from the approach trail.  ...
View of Goofers Delight from the approach trail. ...

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By Jesse Morehouse
From: CO
Jun 1, 2008
rating: WI3

Definitely second the recommendation to do it when thin!
By AWinters
From: NH
Feb 15, 2011

While at the pitch 4 belay on The Prow, I witnessed a red squirrel slip and take the big plunge off the top of Goofers, flipping and flopping down the ice all the way to the snow at the bottom, where it proceded to run unharmed down the slope.
By Meghdoot
Jan 2, 2014

Can someone add more details about the location? Or more information about the location of "Thin Air Face". I was at North end Pillar and Slab and don't recall seeing this climb. Thank you.
By Glenn Cilley
From: Laconia, NH
Jan 2, 2014

just right of the center corner of the cliff
By Russ Keane
Feb 3, 2016

LOVED this climb..... right on par with Standard Route for WI3 classsic, if not better....
By topropetoughguy123
Jul 16, 2016

Where's Super Goofers? I can't find it anywhere... Should I make a page for it?

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