Olympic Free Style Goat Toss
Paavo Thabit making the move up to the crux roof. ...
The Olympic Free Style Goat Toss (Rules specify only that both hands on must be in contact with the horns and both feet must be on the ground when the goat is launched. The set-up, pivots, and choice of throw are open, but no one tosses underhand these days) begins in a short, left facing, pegmatite dihedral just right of the two pitch dihedral route, Capra Diem. Chase a line of jugs through two roof systems to a fingery crux pulling over the second roof (5.11). We found that without using two or three long slings below each roof that rope drag could be significant for someone top-roping. Alternatively, it is possible to "back-unclip" before pulling the second roof to reduce drag. Lowering from the top was a bit of a chore without the slings. The rock on Goat Toss is solid, clean, and the pro just about right. Movement through the roofs is interesting with the pump showing up just in time for the crux. All in all, one of the better lines on Goat Rock. And, greased horns are strictly forbidden by the IOGC.
Bring 11 draws, something for the double bolt anchor at the top, and a 60 meter rope. 60 meters will rap to the ground. A double bolt belay has been installed just below the dihedral to reduce more convolutions in the rope.
|Comments on Olympic Free Style Goat Toss
|By Anonymous Coward|
Jul 26, 2004
Large detached block perched and ready to goat toss at bolt #3, & the crux held? together by glue...
|By Chris O'Connor|
From: bouldertown, co
Sep 6, 2006
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a
This route is not drawn in the beta photo with the power lines, but it is just right of route #1.
|By Ivan Rezucha|
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 14, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c
We really enjoyed this route. From below, we thought the black overhangs were going to be the crux. We didn't even consider that it went over the final overhang. Then, from the Capra Diem belay, we began to get a clue, and began to get worried. The climbing is pretty easy up to the crux, maybe 5.9. There's a bit of a reach to get to the crux moves, and then some good tip holds lead over the lip. Lots of long slings makes the rope run nicely.
This is the rightmost route on the Lower Tier (as far as I can tell), and is marked by a 10' tall white 18" deep left facing corner with a thin hands crack. The corner is about 30' up above a set of anchors. We belayed from the ground, and that worked fine with long slings and a 60m rope.