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This fine route starts to the left of Virgin Springs
and finishes at the Melvin's Wheel
anchors on P1. The pitch starts with a gently committing seam with hard to place gear, until the 15ft level. Place a green Alien or two and follow 5 bolts on the face to the left. This climb is slightly easier than Bellyflop
, but the climbing is more continuous. The face climbing is very enjoyable and goes on small edges. Almost three stars....
It is located directly below the Melvin's Wheel
anchors on p1. You can either scramble some low fifth class rock from the start of Backflip
to the base, or rap in from Mevlin's Wheel
Gear to #0.5 Camalot.
By jason seaver
From: Estes Park, CO
Jul 25, 2008
I believe this is called The Goose, installed by Celin Serbo and Co. I found it to be a nice pitch with good variety.
By celin serbo
May 12, 2009
Yo. This route is called "The Goose". It was put up by myself and Kerry Cowan around the summer of 2002. We gave it a rating of 5.10c, but I am a pretty poor slab climber. Hope folks are enjoying it.
Jul 28, 2010
Great route. The move to the big hold about a third of the way up is one of the best I've made on the ridge.