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The Guppy Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,300'
Location: 39.73977, -105.41518 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Luke Childers on Jan 14, 2010


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This is a great winter spot. It gets early morning sun, and it stays for a good while. Spring and Fall will probably be best for climbing on this formation.

Getting There 

This feature is located uphill and in between "The Primo Wall" and "The Crystal Tower."

The best approach will depend on what time of the year it is. You cross the river in different places during the winter but spring, summer, and early fall one would use the Tyrolean traverse located by "The Armory."

Climbing Season

For the Clear Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Guppy

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Guppy:
Spinner Bait   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
My Significant Other   5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For The Guppy
Rock Climbing Photo: My Significant Other.

My Significant Other 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a  CO : Golden : ... : The Guppy
Squeeze, crimp, and slap your way up the right side arete. Underclings, gastons, slopers, and crimps await your fingers with steeper-than-it-looks angles to keep it interesting. Continue all the way along the arete and up over the nose - reaching the mouth of the Guppy for a thank-god, fish-hook jug....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By half-pad-mini-jug
From: crauschville
Jan 17, 2010
WEAR A HELMET TO BELAY!!! Lots of looseness on the ledge before the climbing starts and the first 10 feet of the wall. The climbing is really fun tho, worth the effort, especially spinner bait, cool moves.
By Luke Childers
Jan 17, 2010
Yes... Jason is so right!! A HELMET is a MUST until the starting ledge and the 1st few feet of "Spinner Bait" are fully clean of any lose rock!!! For now, climb here with care or just wait a few weeks until I find the time to go and clean the lose rock from the ledges and wall to a safe state!!!

The climbing is great and the stone is good, however, a very small band of lose rock at the start of the routes needs to be cleaned really well to gain the supper stone safely. It will be worth the effort to climb here is a few weeks and the two climbs here are great!! They are just a little unsafe at this present moment. So have fun and enjoy but for now where a helmet while belaying or even climbing at "The Guppy" formation.

Thanks, Luke Childers

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