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Goofers Delight 


Type:  Ice, 200'
Consensus: 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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View of Goofers Delight from the approach trail. ...


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
DG goofing around
DG goofing around
Better shot on the thin start of goofers
Better shot on the thin start of goofers
Paul topping out Goofers
Paul topping out Goofers
Goofers on 12-28-13 thin start but very nice ice m...
Goofers on 12-28-13 thin start but very nice ice m...
Descending Goofers. What an awesome location!
Descending Goofers. What an awesome location!
Looking down the bulges on goofers
Looking down the bulges on goofers

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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