Elevation: 9,000 ft
GPS: 39.76, -105.683 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Aug 29, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

Goat Rock is a South facing crag West of Empire and sits just off the road. Sixteen pitches have been established to date, comprising thirteen independent lines. Three are set up as two pitch routes. Goat Rock sits at 9000 feet but has a surprisingly long climbing season in spite of this. We were climbing here in December, for example. Since it is at relatively high elevation, the rock can be variable in quality. Some of it hideously chossy and some is downright bulletproof granite. For convenience in subsequent development, numbering begins on the right and moves leftward along the crag. Additional development on this rock is dubious but possible after extensive cleaning. Some of the adjacent rocks are being developed and will be posted as things evolve. New routes have gone in above the main base crag and these are on high quality granite.

Getting There

Goat Rock is exactly 3.2 miles outside of Empire on route 40 and on the right side of the road. The large pull-out will hold a dozen cars easily. There is a short trail through the talus leading to the base of the rock.

R->L:

Per Ivan Rezucha:

Lower Tier routes from right to left.
Ratings are approximate; see consensus ratings for more detail.
If you have any corrections, let me know, and I'll correct this list.

Olympic Free Style Goat Toss, 11a.
Capra Diem P1 5.8, P2 11+.
Empire of the Goats P1 10+, P2 12b/c.
Ram, 10c.
No Goats, No Glory, 12a.
Clan of the Goatmen, 11c.
Satyr, 11c.
Goat Goes Up, Must Come Down, 10c.
Supergoat, 11+.
Sacrificial Goat, 12b/c.
Bad, Bad Goat, 12a.

18 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Goat Rock

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5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Empire of the Goats
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Empire of the Goats
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5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
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