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Goofy Spire

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Goofy Spire Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.01087, -105.30767 View Map  Incorrect?
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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

    For the Boulder Canyon area.

    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

    East Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : Goofy Spire
    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. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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