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East Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Goofy T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
North Face T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Shared By: George Bracksieck on Aug 18, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Climb a sort of chimney, and continue up the prominent, left-facing dihedral on the narrow east face. I led Jay Mather up this in 1972. It seemed like 5.7 at the time, but that was an old-school rating. I have never heard of anyone climbing this, before or since. Until now, I'm not aware of any publication of this route's existence. I thought it was a good climb.

Location

This is on the narrow east face of Goofy Spire.

Protection

SR, maybe up through 4 inches.

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Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
  5.8
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
  5.8
The approach to Goofy Spire is short and a bit ugly, but the crack in the right-side corner of the dihedral (just left of center in the picture) climbs quite nicely up to the little oval-shaped roof. A somewhat awkward move gets you around the right side of the roof, which may be the crux. Jun 29, 2014
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
  5.7
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
  5.7
FWIW, I recommend belaying a pitch of climbing up to the base of this route. The approach bit is slippery and exposed. A fall here would suck. Jul 1, 2014

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