How hard on the YDS scale can goats climb?

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Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Nov 14, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
I hate to be the party pooper but the Ibex video is not real. I wish it was real but it isn't.

To the question 'Do they fall?'. Yes they do. I've found their remains at the base of cliffs and in an avalanche path. Surprisingly many of these falls are not accidental. Mt Goats can be pretty aggressive with each other. I have some fighting photos on my hard drive, I'll try to load them tonight.

Here is one of a goat that fell and survived with both horns broken.

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I like to think of them as my 'Alpine Angels', but they don't always act very angelic.
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Nov 30, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
http://www.viralnova.com/hidden-dam/
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 30, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
One of the best areas i know of to observe both rocky mtn bighorn sheep and mtn goats is the Ruby mtns of N eastern NV. Spend a week backpacking the ruby domes areas and youll probably see some exciting animal climbers.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 30, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
Wha?? Got news for you,, i pass mtn goats on the way to snowcocks in the rubies. They are dumb as stumps there. Have you been to the Rubies? Im guessing not..
spearson

Mountain climber
San Francisco, CA
Dec 1, 2013 - 11:01am PT
No idea what this would rank on YDS (5.5?) but still pretty darn crazy to see a herd of goats doing it.
From http://www.viralnova.com/hidden-dam/
From http://www.viralnova.com/hidden-dam/
Credit: spearson
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Dec 5, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
more goat awesomeness
http://unofficialnetworks.com/mountain-goats-miraculously-survive-avalanche-french-alps-126956/
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Dec 6, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
Allow me to save y'all a step or two
clockclimb

Trad climber
Orem, Utah
Dec 23, 2013 - 12:40am PT
I have seen their hair caught on small bushes along 5.8 climbs. I was amazed to see their tracks in a light covering of snow over ice on a 5.7 slab. Also saw a baby goat leap down a 10 foot cliff short-cutting to get to his mother.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 9, 2014 - 07:01pm PT
Stolen off the interwebs
Stolen off the interwebs
Credit: Willoughby
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