The following crags are typically closed 1 February to 31 July:
The Goose Goose Eggs East Ridge Mars Block Nebel Horn Tower of the Moon Jamcrack Spire The Pyramid Incognito Crag Devil's Thumb Shadow Fax Isolation Rock Sunset Wall Devil's Wing (W. Face) The Matron Lost & Found The Sibling Toddler Rock Sphinx Medusa
This interesting rock is kinda hard to find and has a moderately long approach (by Boulder standards). The routes on it are great and it is worth a visit on a nice Saturday--you won't have to worry about crowds here.
The east face routes are a bit challenging to decipher.
From the Fern Canyon Trail, hike up the canyon until you see a clearing to the East. Hike now until you see a wood sign with red paint that says, "Fern Canyon." The trail starts about 50m further up the trail and is marked with a cairn. Follow the talus up to the Goose.
This sport route is shown in Rossiter's topo on p.68, but does not include a description in the book. It was originally bolted in the 1980s.Locate the obvious South Face route in a blocky dihedral. Move 20 feet left of this dihedral and locate a bolted line. Scramble up onto a ledge with a small tree to get started. Work up past a bolt to a small roof. Clip a second bolt, then pull over the bulge. Continue up past a 2 more bolts and a lost arrow piton over a lip. Climb an easy but runout ...[more]Browse More Classics in CO
This is a long shot, but I lost a pair of sunglasses around "Love's Labor Lost" on August 1st, 2010. They are Strike Kings and probably worth about 2 bucks, but I liked them. Mucho beer as a reward if returned.
The most efficient way to get off of the Goose without a rope is to downclimb to the west from the notch between the N and S summits (Sierra class 4). From here, you can drop down the talus past the Fiddlehead to pick up the Fern Canyon trail. This avoids to bushwhacking/scrambling nonsense you would encounter on the north or east sides.
There are a handful of new-route applications for the Autumn 2014 cycle of the Flatirons Climbing Committee's Fixed Hardware Review Committee, for the Matron, the Goose, Pebble Beach, and Dinosaur Rock. We will be holding a public meeting and vote on these climbs on Wednesday, September 3, 6:30 p.m. at The Spot gym in Boulder. Please visit flatironsclimbingcouncil.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/august-201>>> to review and leave comments on the applications.