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Routes in Southern Goose Egg

East Face/S Goose Egg T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Eggsciting T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Eggstreme T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Fruity Pebbles T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Had it Rough V3 6A PG13
Power Bacon T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sea and Mirror, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
South Ramp T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
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Elevation: 6,940 ft
GPS: 39.966, -105.287 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 3,686 total, 19/month
Shared By: Michael Walker on Oct 13, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

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.
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Southern Goose Egg

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Power Bacon
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Power Bacon 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
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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.

Volunteers: Matt Samet, Kevin Riley, Ted Lanzano Nov 9, 2009
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. Aug 4, 2002

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