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Red Twin

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Red Twin 


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Elevation: 6,035'
Location: 38.8783, -104.88091 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Nov 7, 2011
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Description 

This is an organizational entry to help facilitate the L->R function that is impeded with the area containing two distinct towers. So, this is the 50 foot red-colored sandstone tower of the pair. The rock is a bit sandier than the white twin tower of the pair. It has an anchor up top from which you can rappel.

With its proximity to the paved paths, you should expect plenty of non-climber spectators for your ascents...even possibly cheers.

L->R:

A. South Ridge, Red Spire, 8R, 1p, 60', gear or TR.
B. Incline Ledge, 8R, 1p, 55', gear or TR.
C. Unknown, 11, 1p, TR.
D. Potholes, 8, 1p, 60', bolts & pins.


Getting There 

This is one of the tiny, central spires in the midst of larger towers nearby. You can park at the North Main Lot and walk to it by walking on the trail between North and South Gateway Rocks, and it is right there.

From the parking spots near the junction of Juniper Way Loop and Garden Drive on the west side of the loop, walk towards the Three Graces and then veer north.


3 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Red Twin:
Potholes   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Brian cranking the sandy summit move on Potholes.

Potholes 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Red Twin
This climbs the obvious line of large pockets on the Red Twin Spire. It stays in the shade most of the time, so it is a good summer route. Back up the fixed pins as they are not very good....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Matt M Jones
Nov 3, 2013

I lead Potholes today and then top roped a line between Potholes and that runout 5.8 that is 25 feet left of Potholes. I have not found any info on this line. The first 20 feet are the best with a large throw left and then a difficult match fighting the barn door. This felt somewhere in the 5.11 range to me. I am also 6'4", so the throw left could be much more difficult for someone shorter. I saw some chalk on the line, so I was just wondering who else has climb this and what there thoughts were.