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Routes in Goofy Spire

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
Type: Trad
FA: unknown
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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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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
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