Elevation: 9,054 ft
GPS: 39.22, -105.4 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Frodeman on Feb 7, 2019
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Point 9250 is a large, smooth dome just west of the Goose Creek Trail and about 0.9 miles north of the Goose Creek Miners' Cabins. It is comprised of very coarse granite. From satellite images, it resembles an oyster shell. It is instantly recognizable from the trail by the striking, thin crack stretching from the pine tree growing out of the base and through a small aspen about halfway up on the northeast side of the dome. In low light, however, the crack is nearly invisible. There is potential for some high quality slab and crack routes on this dome. The top of the dome is approximately 70m from the base on the trail side. It is labeled as 9250 on the NatGeo Topo, Tarryall Mountains, & Kenosha Pass #105.

Just north of point 9250 is a series of large, coarse grained, open book formations. These open to the west and are approximately north-northwest of Point 9250 by 0.25 miles.These do not have an elevation tag on the NatGeo topo but are defintely of interest to climbers.

Neither of these formations are found in the Hubbel Guide, nor can I find them mentioned on Mountain Project or SuperTopo. There is evidence of climbing on Point 9250 in the form of slings and bolts. If anyone knows anything more about these two formations, please let me know, and I will update this area.

Location, according to Google Maps:
Point 9250: 39.220236, -105.399813.
Open Book formation: 39.223221, -105.402501.

Getting There

From the Goose Creek Trailhead, head north 6+ miles on the Goose Creek Trail, about 0.9 miles as the crow flies north of the Goose Creek Miners' Cabins. Point 9250 looms out of the trees on the lefthand (west) side when going north. Bushwhack due west when the trail seems closest to the dome, and you will end up at the bottom of the splitter crack. Move to the right (north), and you can scramble to the top of the dome via 4th and low 5th Class. Some portions of the scramble are very exposed and loose.

The Open Books are 0.25 miles north-northwest of this, further from the trail. Approach Point 9250, then move right (north) along the base. Aim to cross the lowlands to the north, and follow the path of least resistance to the large, open books.

I have not approached this from the Wigwam Creek trailhead, but it is theoretically a similar distance.

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