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Goofy Spire Rock Climbing 


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  • Description 

    Goofy Spire was first published in Ament and Erickson's 1972 guidebook to climbing around Boulder: "5.10." Goofy Spire is also listed in Ament and McCarty's 1976 and 1985 editions of "High Over Boulder."

    Getting There 

    Goofy Spire is 0.4 miles west of Boulder, up CO Highway 119. It sits not too high above the highway, across Boulder Creek from the Fourth Elephant Buttress. After leaving town, the prominent, left-facing dihedral on Goofy's narrow east face is the first obvious route in Boulder Canyon.

    L->R: 

    Goofy Spire

    A. Unnamed, 7, 1p, gear.
    B. East Face, 7, 1p, gear.
    C. North Face, 7-8, 1p, gear.

    Goofy Wall
    D. Goofy, 8 PG-13, 1p, 90', gear.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 2.2 miles from here

    3 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Goofy Spire

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Goofy Spire:
    East Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
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    Featured Route For Goofy Spire

    North Face 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : Goofy Spire
    This is the only Goofy route listed in "5.10" and "High Over Boulder." Ament states that this is an old route, possibly done in the '60s. Today, it may seem harder than Ament's rating of 5.5. In 1972, I led up the obvious chimney, then, near its top, diagonaled left, over an overhang and up a short left-slanting crack, to the actual summit. This made the finish more difficult (5.8?) and interesting than continuing up and rightish, to the top of the ugly chimney....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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