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Routes in Project Wall

Apocalypse '91 S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Bottom Feeder S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Defenseless Betty S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Eighth Day (aka MC 900 FT Jesus), The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Fist Full of Dollars S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gay Science, The S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Gayness, The S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Goofy Foot S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Hang 'Em High S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hang 'Em Higher S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Irie Meditation S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Little Monkey S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Living in Fear S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Mighty Mouse S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Modest Mouse S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mouse Trap S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Of Mice and Men S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Present Tense S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Rehabilitator S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Sick Little Monkey S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Simply Read S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Simply Redlined S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Sometimes Always S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Strange Ranger S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Top Feeder S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Twisted S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Waka Flocka S 5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
War and Peace S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Don Welsh
Page Views: 697 total, 4/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Aug 3, 2002
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Goofy Foot climbs more like a fussy trad route than a Rifle sport climb. You'll probably fall because your foot slips -- not because you're pumped!

Goof Foot climbs the hanging, right-facing dihedral in the left-center portion of the Project Wall, ending at chain anchors at a diagonal break about 60 feet up, over a bulge. It is two routes left of Simply Read, one route right of Present Tense.

Start on the far right side of the conglomerated rubble heap, yarding on embedded rocks to stand up on a little ledge and clip the first bolt. Move up past deep pockets and good incuts to the base of the corner. An initial crux involves a sideways traverse on improbable holds (stay low!). This is capped off with some of the weirdest, sleaziest, sickest, stemmiest climbing in Rifle. A pumpy finishing bulge takes you to the chains, which are shared by Strange Ranger (13d).

This is a pretty cool route in a bizarre, only-climb-it-once sort of way. It was originally rated 12d, and while the grade has slowly crept up to 13b, it's still a stiff tick.

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10 draws.

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don welsh  
 
How is this not a classic? 'Goofy Foot', a true line of weakness in the middle of all the other lines of strength.
You won't want to repeat it, but it's one of the true classic ticks of Rifle. Oct 26, 2015