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The Goosegog is a sprawling lump of Cutler Sandstone, about 200 feet tall, right by the road. The rock is really good when it's good, but it's all a bit grittier and burlier than it appears. More Fisher Towers than Monument Basin.
The Goosegog is located on Potash Road, beyond the Potash Plant. Drive about 4.5 miles past the evaporation ponds, and reach a sharp bend with a great view out over a gooseneck meander on the Colorado River. You could access this point also by driving into Canyonlands National Park. Barrel down the Shafer Trail, and hang a left at the first bathroom. It's only a couple more miles from here to the Goosegog.
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The Offwidth 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b C1 UT : Moab Area : ... : Goosegog
Looks better than it climbs. Too bad really. A nice moderate aid climb anyway, in a sunny quiet location. Might go free. Start under the obvious crack on the right side of the south face.1. A boulder problem gains the main crack. Head up the steep crack, 5.10+, till forced to use aid where the crack forks. Semi-hanging belay here.2. Continue up and left, and move left into another, dirtier crack. Mixed free and clean aid to the summit. Rap from a two-bolt anchor. Two sixty-meter ropes will get ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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