BETA PHOTO: From The Slab, 4/11/02.
This interesting rock is kinda hard to find and has a moderately long approach (by Boulder standards). The routes on it are great and it is worth a visit on a nice Saturday--you won't have to worry about crowds here.
The east face routes are a bit challenging to decipher.
There are seasonal closures, so check with Boulder Mountain Parks
From the Fern Canyon Trail, hike up the canyon until you see a clearing to the East. Hike now until you see a wood sign with red paint that says, "Fern Canyon." The trail starts about 50m further up the trail and is marked with a cairn. Follow the talus up to the Goose.
Weather station 2.3 miles from here
14 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
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Batman 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Golden Goat 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
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Mother Goose 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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This is a great relatively new, 1994, Flatirons route that ascends almost the entire southern side of the Goose's east face. It begins beneath the giant roofs at the apex of a buttress about 200' above the amphitheater. At this apex is a small, dirt platform with a tree.To reach this point hike west between the two middle goose eggs. Continue up a gully on the north (scramble up some slabs) and continue to a point just above some deadfall and brush. From here continue south beneath the big roof ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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BETA PHOTO: View of the East Face on the approach from the Nor...
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Sep 23, 2003
If you rap the S face from above Arete, Raging Bull, Sweet & Innocent, beware that pulling your ropes can be quite difficult. It may be wiser to rap to the W.
By Gold Plated Rocket Pony
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 15, 2010
This is a long shot, but I lost a pair of sunglasses around "Love's Labor Lost" on August 1st, 2010. They are Strike Kings and probably worth about 2 bucks, but I liked them. Mucho beer as a reward if returned.
From: Bishop, CA
Nov 11, 2013
The most efficient way to get off of the Goose without a rope is to downclimb to the west from the notch between the N and S summits (Sierra class 4). From here, you can drop down the talus past the Fiddlehead to pick up the Fern Canyon trail. This avoids to bushwhacking/scrambling nonsense you would encounter on the north or east sides.
By Flatirons Climbing Council
Jan 7, 2014
One application has been submitted for the current (January 2014) cycle of the Flatirons Climbing Council's Fixed Hardware Review Committee application process: on the west face of the Goose.
You can visit flatironsclimbingcouncil.wordp... to view it; please post comments below the application or submit them via email to email@example.com. The public vote and meeting will be held Wednesday, February 5, at 6:30 p.m. at The Spot gym, Boulder, Colorado.
By Flatirons Climbing Council
Aug 4, 2014
There are a handful of new-route applications for the Autumn 2014 cycle of the Flatirons Climbing Committee's Fixed Hardware Review Committee, for the Matron, the Goose, Pebble Beach, and Dinosaur Rock. We will be holding a public meeting and vote on these climbs on Wednesday, September 3, 6:30 p.m. at The Spot gym in Boulder. Please visit flatironsclimbingcouncil.wordp...
to review and leave comments on the applications.