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Loosy Goosy 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Aug 31, 2008
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A surprisingly nice line, with sustained climbing and exposure similar to the more well-known Comfortably Numb. The name implies loose rock, but I only found one unstable block just above the ledge.

Start as with Pin Chimney; boulder your way out of the little cave and up to the ledge. Continue straight up through a roof with a big crack (going slightly right of the crack is the path of least resistance). Continue up the steep face past nice jugs and a section of Gunks-like horizontals to finish through a crack at the top.


Shares start with Pin Chimney. The easiest descent option is to top out and walk across the top to the anchors for Standard Route and rap from there.


Mostly small to medium gear; some opportunities for slinging horns. Bolted anchors on top of the pinnacle.

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By gus
From: Alabama
Sep 10, 2008

great way to do this line is do start of Pin Chimney Direct and then finish on Loosey Goosey.

By Buick Mackane
From: Alpharetta,GA
Feb 7, 2011

Loosy Goosy  5.9  <br />Location UTM 16s 0608971  3782690 <br />lat 34.9494  lon -85.817532
Loosy Goosy 5.9
Location UTM 16s 0608971 3782690
lat 34.9494 lon -85.817532

By Brad "Stonyman" Killough
From: Alabama
Jun 7, 2011

Great route