Type: Ice, 200 ft
FA: John Bragg, John Bouchard, Henry Barber 1978
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Shared By: lee hansche on Feb 15, 2008
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A fun full rope length climb in a nice position on the cliff... Climb the slab passing a steeper bulge two-thirds of the way up... Then more moderate fun to the anchor...

In the early season this climb can be a bit thin at the bottom but still be in good shape at the top... If you have the skill and a steady nerve it climbs well when its like this cause the steep climbing is still protectable typically...
Once ice season is in full swing Goofers is usually fat all the way...


This is the big smear of ice on the left side of the Thin Air Face...

Belay from the two bolt anchor at the base of Airation Buttress...

Rappel with 2 60m ropes from anchor or swing over in to the big flush and make it down with one...


Regular selection of screws... A few shorties might help in early season...
Jesse Morehouse
Jesse Morehouse   CO
Definitely second the recommendation to do it when thin! Jun 1, 2008
AWinters   NH  
While at the pitch 4 belay on The Prow, I witnessed a red squirrel slip and take the big plunge off the top of Goofers, flipping and flopping down the ice all the way to the snow at the bottom, where it proceded to run unharmed down the slope. Feb 15, 2011
Can someone add more details about the location? Or more information about the location of "Thin Air Face". I was at North end Pillar and Slab and don't recall seeing this climb. Thank you. Jan 2, 2014
Glenn Cilley
Laconia, NH
Glenn Cilley   Laconia, NH
just right of the center corner of the cliff Jan 2, 2014
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
LOVED this climb..... right on par with Standard Route for WI3 classsic, if not better.... Feb 3, 2016
Where's Super Goofers? I can't find it anywhere... Should I make a page for it? Jul 16, 2016
Bill Kirby
Baltimore Maryland
Bill Kirby   Baltimore Maryland

Super Goofer's is climber's left of Goofer's. Climb the first half of Goofer's to a ledge. Treverse left to a tree above the big flush. Climb the pillar until you get to a tree with rings to the left. Feb 20, 2017
We left some gear up there yesterday. If anyone finds, we would be really grateful to get it back. See this post mountainproject.com/v/accid… Feb 22, 2017