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Submitted By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Mar 21, 2007
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The Gooney Bird is a Wingate tower the Gemini Bridges road goes past. It is one of the last formations in the Valley as you head towards Gemini Bridges.

Getting There 

Drive up the Gemini Bridges road for three of four miles. The bird will be on the right side of the road.... no, it will BE the right side of the road. You literally could hit it.

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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Gooney Bird:
Tea Party   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
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The route ascends a corner just beyond the picture. Note the long approach from the parking space (dont knock any loose rocks off onto your car).

Tea Party 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13  UT : Moab Area : ... : The Gooney Bird
The route climbs the crack and dihedral that goes up from the Gemini Bridges Road. Its the northwest face. For some reason this route gets no stars in Bjornstads DRII... I belive it deserves at least a couple as the climbing is interesting. The rock on the last pitch is unique... pockets and edges.P1. Climb a slab to a pod, then follow a tight crack, mostly fingers, for about 100 feet to a ledge and two bolts. 5.10 with some dirty slab moves up high. Mostly thin gear and handsP2. Go up through t...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Mitch Hogsett on the first pitch.  2005.
Mitch Hogsett on the first pitch. 2005.
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