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Mitch Hogsett on the first pitch. 2005.

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


The Gooney Bird is a Wingate tower the Gemini Bridges road goes past. It is one of the last formations in the Valley as you head towards Gemini Bridges.

Getting There 

Drive up the Gemini Bridges road for three of four miles. The bird will be on the right side of the road.... no, it will BE the right side of the road. You literally could hit it.

Climbing Season

For the Moab Area area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Gooney Bird

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Gooney Bird:
Tea Party   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The route ascends a corner just beyond the picture...

Tea Party 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13  Utah : Moab Area : ... : The Gooney Bird
The route climbs the crack and dihedral that goes up from the Gemini Bridges Road. Its the northwest face. For some reason this route gets no stars in Bjornstads DRII... I belive it deserves at least a couple as the climbing is interesting. The rock on the last pitch is unique... pockets and edges.P1. Climb a slab to a pod, then follow a tight crack, mostly fingers, for about 100 feet to a ledge and two bolts. 5.10 with some dirty slab moves up high. Mostly thin gear and handsP2. Go up through t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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