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Goofy Foot climbs more like a fussy trad route than a Rifle sport climb. You'll probably fall because your foot slips -- not because you're pumped!
Goof Foot climbs the hanging, right-facing dihedral in the left-center portion of the Project Wall, ending at chain anchors at a diagonal break about 60 feet up, over a bulge. It is two routes left of Simply Read
, one route right of Present Tense
Start on the far right side of the conglomerated rubble heap, yarding on embedded rocks to stand up on a little ledge and clip the first bolt. Move up past deep pockets and good incuts to the base of the corner. An initial crux involves a sideways traverse on improbable holds (stay low!). This is capped off with some of the weirdest, sleaziest, sickest, stemmiest climbing in Rifle. A pumpy finishing bulge takes you to the chains, which are shared by Strange Ranger
This is a pretty cool route in a bizarre, only-climb-it-once sort of way. It was originally rated 12d, and while the grade has slowly crept up to 13b, it's still a stiff tick.
By don welsh
Oct 26, 2015
How is this not a classic? 'Goofy Foot', a true line of weakness in the middle of all the other lines of strength.
You won't want to repeat it, but it's one of the true classic ticks of Rifle.