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Higher Wire

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Higher Wire 


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Location: 39.73769, -105.32049 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 1969
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Description 

Higher Wire is not a great crag. The right side does hold some very nice stone, but this is not true of the whole crag. Four bolted routes were put in two years ago, and some potential exists for additional routes. The crag gets reasonable sun, being South/East facing and high on the hill. Ratings are a bit soft yet and may differ from reality by a letter grade or so.


Getting There 

Hike left around the High Wire crag and up the hill (~5 minutes) to the obvious alcove by the large fir tree.

Noto Bene: this trail must be negotiated with care. Any rocks kicked off from the trail run the risk of landing on climbers at the base of the 5th of July. Please, come up here with great care not to dislodge any of the loose rocks lying around.


L->R: 

Left Wire

Getto Wall
A. Getto Curb, 13-, 1p, bolts.

Facts Wall
B. Indifference, 12+, 1p, bolts.
C. Logical Space, 12-, 1p, TR.
D. Totality of Facts, 11+, 1p, bolts.

Pink Wall
E. Staff, 7, TR.
F. Renounce Action, 10, 1p, bolts.

Addict's Wall
G. Addicts, 10-, 1p, 75', bolts & gear.
H. No Fruit, 10-, 1p, 65', bolts.

Show Nuff Wall
I1. Trad Intent, 7, 1p, 60', gear.
I2. Manifest, 8, 1p, 60', bolts & gear.
I3. Show Nuff, 10-, 1p, 75', bolts.

Right Side
K1. Night Stick, 11, 1p, 70', nbolts.
K2. Bewildered, 10, 1p, 75', gear.
LM. Awful Width, 9+, 1p, TR or gear.
M. Pervade, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.

90 Second Wall
N. Calculation 45, 13, 1p, bolts.
O. Formula 45, 12+/13-, 1p, bolts.

Higher Wire crag
P. Easy Pickins, 10+, 1p, 90', bolts.
Q. King of Spades, 11+, 1p, bolts.
RS. Card Shark, 12, 1p, 75', bolts.
S. Jack of Hearts, 11-, 1p, 65', bolts.

Cave (just to the right of Higher Wire crag)


Climbing Season


4 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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By adrenalated
From: Thornton, CO
May 28, 2009

The various "unknown" routes are now listed by the first ascensionist under Left Wire.

The "unknown" routes should be removed from this section.