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|Submitted By: ||Jeremy Hakes on Jun 10, 2008|
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A series of spires/rock towers just a bit northwest of Devil's Head. Not much development, but the potential for a lot. Some routes are listed in Hubbel's guidebook, but not many. These spires stick up in the air away from the ridge (except 2nd and 3rd, which are on the windward, SW-facing side), so they stay sunny and clear off early. Unlikely you will see anyone all day at any time of year. Rock is typical Pikes Peak granite of good quality with very little exfoliation. This area was not involved in any of the Buffalo Creek area fires, and so are treed. Water is not available.
From Sedalia, head west on CO 67 until you get to Sprucewood, turn left (south), and drive about 7 miles (2.6 miles?) on the curvy road until you get to Trail 677. You can take this, or drive another mile or so south and pull out to the right (west) on a forest road access (used for thinning) with a green gate. Hike west and then north on the path of least resistance, using old logging/thinning roads and eventually crossing TR 677, heading north until you hit the South Noddle (4th Noddle). Expect 45 minutes minumum to get to S. Noddle, a bit longer to get to 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Noddles.
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Too High to Die 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CO
: South Platte
: ... : South Noddle Head (Fourth N...
This is a great crack climb which you will enjoy if you like cracks. The first pitch is a hand crack, and the second pitch is a bigger crack which can be liebacked in some places. You should save your #4 Camalot for about 3/4s of the way up the second pitch. You can get to the top of the rock from the end of the second pitch, but it is not recommended....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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|By Jeremy Hakes|
From: Golden, Colorado
Jun 10, 2008
Part of my reason for posting/adding this area is to solicit input from the many climbers who have been in the area and done these formations. Please add routes and beta!
|By Christopher Jones|
From: Denver, Colorado
Jun 11, 2008
I have not climbed there but I have worked in the area on prescribed burns and wildfires. The approach to these formations seems to be somewhat long unless you have an ATV or dirt bike. Trail 677 is heavily used by motorcycles and ATVs so get out of the way if you hear them coming.
|By Scott Sills|
May 29, 2009
In 2005 added 70ft. 4 bolt 5.7 slab on east side of fourth noddle head. Also two rap anchors for two pitch 5.8 crack climb (To High To Die). There is still so much potential on these formations. The approach is more like 1 1/2 hours on foot. Is there a more direct aproach than motorcycle trail #677 that doesn't cross private land?
|By Jay Eggleston|
Oct 8, 2013
It is only 2.6 miles to the trailhead from Sprucewood, not seven as listed in the description.