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Southern Goose Egg

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East Face/S Goose Egg T 
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Southern Goose Egg  

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Elevation: 6,940'
Location: 39.9657, -105.2868 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Michael Walker on Oct 13, 2001






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The Southern Goose Egg appears above the Fern Canyon Trail like a small, perfect Flatiron; with the higher pyramidal North summit and perfectly matching lower South summit split by a moderate class 4 gully. The strata is, in essence, the lowest of the Nebel Horn ridges, it position guarding the entrance to Fern Canyon.

Getting There 

Finding the Southern Goose Egg is easy, and can be accomplished from any number of trailheads that will get you on to the Fern Canyon Trail. From any trailhead the approach is long. Once past the intersection with the North Shanahan trail, the Southern Goose Egg will appear above a clearing. The Southeast ridge rises just right and above the Slab Overlook on the Fern Canyon Trail. Follow a small trail uphill to the base of the crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southern Goose Egg:
Power Bacon   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Power Bacon 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Flatirons : ... : Southern Goose Egg
Across from the Slab Overlook on the Fern Canyon Trail, follow a small trail north and then up the hill west toward the class 4 gully that splits the Southern Goose Egg. You will scramble past a hueco wall on the right with four bolts (5.10c, The Sea and the Mirror). A little further upslope on the right is a steep, colorful wall with two bolt lines. Power Bacon is the four bolt line that angles left up the steep face.You will likely want to place a piece or two in good cracks bef...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By shad O'Neel
Aug 4, 2002
I took my parents up this today and we had fun, but maybe I missed the good walk down. It was a bit brushier than most, and doesn't seem to get much traffic. All in all, a grand time for them, even if you want to use a rope on this climb, you had better feel solid enough to solo it. Aside from a couple scraggly trees, there wasn't much gear to speak of on this classic paddle.
By Pinklebear
Nov 9, 2009
Power Bacon and Fruity Pebbles (lead bolts and shared anchor) have been upgraded thanks to the Anchor Replacement Initiative. Many thanks to the Flatirons Climbing Council, OSMP, and Access Fund for making this work possible.

I set the anchors higher above the finishing ledge so that the rope runs more cleanly over the lip below. They are still plenty clippable standing on the ledge, and have equalized chains-and-ring set-ups.

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