Type: Sport
FA: Richard Wright and Karen Kuddes, 1989
Page Views: 1,296 total · 6/month
Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

You & This Route

15 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details


Start up on the ramp to the left of Deserted Cities and follow the bolts to the same anchor as Deserted Cities. A few runout sections have cracks for the mentioned pro. Excellent face climbing to a great summit.

Descent: A single bolt with a ring or traverse 20ft. to double rings. A single 50m rap to ledge then downclimb ledge.


8 QDs plus a #0.5 and #2.5 Friend to a single bolt anchor. Bring a #4 Friend if you don't feel comfortable with a single bolt.


This is located on the west side of the Goose. Approach via the Fern Canyon trail. There are some sections which are looser on the approach.


Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Mighty nice picture. Pretty technical. Significantly thinner than its neighbor, Deserted Cities.... What's up with single bolt anchors? Mar 8, 2002
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
The intent was to traverse out to the double bolt anchors on the right (South). If you look around you can get in some gear close enough to the bolt. These days I'd probably put in two. Mar 8, 2002
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Good climb overall. Note [the] warning about [supplementing] the bolts with gear. I saw the line and mistakenly presumed that it was all bolted, as the [Rossiter] book shows it pretty well evenly spaced. Somewhere about in the middle of the climb I was 25+ feet above gear and only 50' above a pretty good sized ledge. It is X-rated without the gear, you will be looking at a bone-smashing fall from 5.8+ (?) moves just before the next bolt. With pro- no big deal, it would be solid if placed well. Jan 27, 2003
Scott Conner
Lyons, CO
Scott Conner   Lyons, CO
Cool Route! Fun overhanging start. Definite crux at the second bolt but the whole climb is consistent at .8 or .9. I only took a #1 and #2 Camalot on this climb (in addition to the draws). I plugged the #1 in the first horizontal crack (between bolts 3 and 4, I think) but the #2 was too small for the next placement (a #3.5 Camalot maybe??) so it was pretty run-out to the next bolt. As Tony says, no gear would be X rated with a possible decker. Nov 30, 2003
Luke Clarke
Luke Clarke   Golden
A new #4 Camalot (about the same as the old 3.5) goes in nicely in a horizontal and a shoulder length sling lined up the rope with the bolts. Quality pitch. Oct 17, 2010
Rob White
Boulder, CO
  5.10b/c PG13
Rob White   Boulder, CO
  5.10b/c PG13
Nice climb, on a beautiful face, with great views and position. Though compared with Deserted Cities next door, this seemed significantly more difficult and serious than the single number grade difference suggests. We thought even with gear the mandatory run outs warrant a PG-13 rating at least. Oct 17, 2015
Mark Roth
Mark Roth   Boulder
This was re-bolted on September 30th. It now has a 2 bolt anchor.

Huge thanks to OSMP and the ASCA for supplying the hardware. Nov 1, 2017