Wiggins' Wall Rock Climbing
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BETA PHOTO: Coyote Wall to the left, Wiggins' Wall to the righ...
Wiggins' Wall, named for late local climber Earl Wiggins, is the biggest cliff in Red Rock Canyon (from the guidebook). It's the second to last wall going south on the right side of the canyon. It is very secluded, and be prepared to hike up to it. Use the belay bolts on the routes, they 're a bit high, but it's basically just a class-3 hike to get there.
This crag faces East, so it drops into the shade by 230pm or so.
You can reach the wall using the climber access path off the main canyon trail. Pretty much turn right just before you reach the Cave on your left and follow the trail up to a great shady area near some junipers. Watch out for the poison ivy plants out there though, they aren't too close to the trail, but you should still be careful.
A1. Fringe of Death
, 10-, 1p, 100', bolts.
A2. Green Squared
, 10+, 1p, 100'+
A3. The Youth
, 9+, 1p, 125'
BA3. Moon Age
, 9+, 1p, 120'
B. Mo Verde
, 7, 1p, 125'
C. Smear Campaign
, 7, 1p, 100', bolts.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Wiggins' Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wiggins' Wall:
Mo Verde 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 125'
The Youth 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 125'
Moon Age 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Featured Route For Wiggins' Wall
Moon Age 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CO
: Colorado Springs
: ... : Wiggins' Wall
This is a long 1 pitch route. Start with Mo' Verde, but after the first bolt head straight up the wall. The Colorado Climbing guidebook lists this route as a 10a, but there is only 1 or 2 10a moves in the route, mostly it is 9 moves the whole way up. The crux is in between the 3rd and 4th bolts when you are pulling on flakes(pull down, not out!).Descent: Scramble up above the anchors to top out, and then climb down the back side and around. If you have a 70m rope, you can rap it, to...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: Looking out from the clearing between the trees. ...
BETA PHOTO: Wiggins' Wall from the main trail. Approximate ro...