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Grey Goose

 

Page Type: Route

Location: Alberta, Canada, North America

Object Title: Grey Goose

Route Type: Rock

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: 5.8

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Page By: UncleBob

Created/Edited: Aug 25, 2005 / Aug 25, 2005

Object ID: 166456

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Approach


Start from main parking lot trail up towards west end. Paths are well maintained and obvious.

Route Description


7 pitches

P1) 5.0 ~30m up a rough slabby section following the open book.
P2) 5.6 ~25m Up some balancy face climbing with a few friction moves, fixed pin station.
P3) 5.6 ~30m More of the same with increased stemming toward king's chimney. fixed pins station.
P4) 5.5 ~25m Up wide easy chimney, could be one or two number grades more if wet. Pins and bolts station.
P5) 5.7 ~50M Wind your way up to small ledge that traverses over to barbeque ledge.
P6) 5.4 ~20m Traverse left over fixed pins to the bottom of the barbeque ledge.
P7) 5.8 ~40m Up and behind bulge on the right going towards chimney about 20m up. Rope drag and communication difficult. Approach narrow chimney from slab . Remove pack or other hanging gear before going up chimney past two large chocked blocks (crux) and top out on ridge.

Essential Gear


A set of nuts, 8-12 runners and camalots from #.5 to #3. 60 m rope.

Cowbells and larger cams will be useful if brought.

Miscellaneous Info


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