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Goofy Spire

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Description 

Goofy Spire was first published in Ament and Erickson's 1972 guidebook to climbing around Boulder: "5.10." Goofy Spire is also listed in Ament and McCarty's 1976 and 1985 editions of "High Over Boulder."


Getting There 

Goofy Spire is 0.4 miles west of Boulder, up CO Highway 119. It sits not too high above the highway, across Boulder Creek from the Fourth Elephant Buttress. After leaving town, the prominent, left-facing dihedral on Goofy's narrow east face is the first visible route in Boulder Canyon.


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North Face 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a  CO : Boulder Canyon : Goofy Spire
This is the only Goofy route listed in "5.10" and "High Over Boulder." Ament states that this is an old route, possibly done in the '60s. Today, it may seem harder than Ament's rating of 5.5. In 1972, I led up the obvious slot, then traversed left and climbed up to the summit, which made the finish more difficult (5.8?) and interesting....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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