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The Goose 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Celin Serbo and Kerry Cowan, 2002.
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Jun 23, 2008

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This fine route starts to the left of Virgin Springs and finishes at the Melvin's Wheel anchors on P1. The pitch starts with a gently committing seam with hard to place gear, until the 15ft level. Place a green Alien or two and follow 5 bolts on the face to the left. This climb is slightly easier than Bellyflop, but the climbing is more continuous. The face climbing is very enjoyable and goes on small edges. Almost three stars....


It is located directly below the Melvin's Wheel anchors on p1. You can either scramble some low fifth class rock from the start of Backflip to the base, or rap in from Mevlin's Wheel.


Gear to #0.5 Camalot.

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By jason seaver
From: Estes Park, CO
Jul 25, 2008

I believe this is called The Goose, installed by Celin Serbo and Co. I found it to be a nice pitch with good variety.
By celin serbo
May 12, 2009

Yo. This route is called "The Goose". It was put up by myself and Kerry Cowan around the summer of 2002. We gave it a rating of 5.10c, but I am a pretty poor slab climber. Hope folks are enjoying it.

By xxxxxxx
Jul 28, 2010

Great route. The move to the big hold about a third of the way up is one of the best I've made on the ridge.
By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Apr 11, 2016
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13

As another who doesn't excel at thin face climbing, this felt pretty challenging for the grade. I have seldom appreciated a big jug hold more. But very fun and high quality climbing. Hard to pass it up after rapping right over it from the Melvin's P1 top anchors.

Note: in the L>R sort, this could go just right of Melvin's.

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