Here are 2 of the known routes on Goat Perch:
1) North Ridge (III 5.9) - Ascends the obvious exposed ridgeline. Route described in more detail under "Routes"
2) Southwest Ridge (Easy 5th Class) - This route starts in the Chockstone basin on the opposite side of the North Ridge. The trail-less Chockstone basin is reached from the Redfish Creek Trail. After approximately 4 miles from the Redfish Boat Transfer Camp, leave the Redfish Trail and head south up into the rugged Chockstone Basin. You'll need to cross Redfish Creek which is usually difficult crossing in the early season. A snow couloir is climbed on the West Face of the ridge to a notch between Peak 10200 and Goat perch. This couloir is Class 4 climbing. From this notch you can reach the summit of Goat Perch by climbing easy, but exposed Class 5 climbing.
Goat Perch was named by the Iowa Mountaineers in 1960, but was not ascended until 1972 by Harvey T. Carter. Neighboring Eagle Perch was first ascended in 1960 by the Iowa Mountaineers, led by Hans Gmosser.
|Average Max. Temperature (F)||27.0||33.7||42.5||50.3||59.9||68.4||78.7||78.4||68.6||56.6||38.1||26.0||52.4|
|Average Min. Temperature (F)||-0.5||0.3||9.7||20.3||28.3||33.9||36.0||34.0||27.2||20.6||12.0||-0.8||18.4|
|Average Total Precipitation (in.)||1.64||1.33||1.02||1.02||1.17||1.16||0.59||0.59||0.78||0.92||1.46||1.55||13.24|
|Average Total SnowFall (in.)||16.9||13.2||10.2||3.4||0.9||0.2||0.0||0.0||0.4||1.7||10.4||14.6||71.9|
|Average Snow Depth (in.)||18||20||15||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||8||6|