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Mother Goose- Nursery Rhymes T 
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Mother Goose- Nursery Rhymes 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Keen Butterworth Sr. and Jr.
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Submitted By: John J. Glime on Feb 26, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: It is called Mother Goose for a reason!


Climb the northeast side of the formation up a slab, through a crack to the obvious anchor. Very straight forward and easy.

Rap the route with a single rope.


Same approach as to White Knight. The road passes within 20 feet of the formation. Can't miss it.


A couple of midsized cams will work.

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By John J. Glime
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 9, 2009

I recently saw a photo of the Swasey brothers? standing on top of this thing. Keen, they only beat you to the first ascent by a hundred years or so!
By Keen Butterworth
From: Boulder
Jul 13, 2009

John, I just saw this. That's classic. Those guys were nuts! Where did you see that? Did they have a name for the formation? They probably went up one of the chimney/gully systems. I doubt they did Nursery Rhymes in their cowboy boots, but who knows. Anyone who has seen Swasey's Leap knows those two were pretty wild and crazy.

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