Steve Mestas launching the opening moves.
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The Winter Warmer area (aka The Fence Area) of North Table Mountain comprises roughly the domain from [The Solar Panel]] to Winter Warmer
or a route or two left of this. It is identified as the tallest stretch of rock on North Table Mountain. It is directly West facing and so becomes an ideal spot for an evening climb. The hardest route on the hill is in this area (Solar Panel
), and several other classics are here as well. The rock is largely typical of North Table Mountain basalt and the routes end well before the crag turns chossy, which it does in the upper 60 - 70 feet.
There is also a 2 pitch combo here, Basalt and Battery
to Insult and Flattery
Hike around the hill. When you get the broken fence running up to the crag, look for the tallest sector of North Table Mountain. You have arrived.
, 10-, 1p, 70', bolts & gear.
B. Gruesome Groove (Pass the Basalt, Please)?
, 12-, 1p, bolts.
C. Winter Warmer
, 10+, 1p, 85', bolts.
CD1. Winter Man (var.), 10, 1p, 95', bolts.
D1. Stickin' It To The Man
, 10-, 1p, 95', bolts.
D2E. Fenced In
, 9, 1p, 70', bolts & gear.
E. No Gumbies
, 10+, 1p, 70', bolts & gear.
F. Ugly Stick
, 10, 1-2p, 110', bolts.
G. Chossy Achievers
, 9+, 1-2p, 110', gear & bolts.
H. Crash Test Blondes
, 9+, 1p, gear & bolts.
I. Basalt & Battery
, 10+, 1p, bolts & gear. to Insult & Flattery
, 12-, 2nd p, 40', bolts.
J. At Fault For Chattery
, 10, 1p, bolts, arete.
K. Klimbink is Forbolten
, 11+, 1p, bolts.
, 10-, 1p, bolts & gear. Stem.
, 12-, 1p, 50', bolts.
N. Ascending Order
, 9, 1p, 110', gear.
O. POS Dihedral
, 8, 1p, 40', gear.
P. Polar Sandals
, 10, 1p, 115', bolts & gear.
Q. Solar Panel
, 12+, 1p, 50', bolts. Smooth, orange panel.
R. Franklin's Tower (originally submitted as G-Spot)
, 8 R, 1p, bolt & gear.
S. G-Spot (originally submitted as Power of Tower)
, 11- R, 1p, gear & bolts.
T. Abortion Central, 7+ R, 1p, gear.
U. Slot to Trot
, 9, 1p, 70', gear & bolts.
, 10, 1p, gear & bolts.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
25 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Winter Warmer Area:
Slot to Trot 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Fenced In 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
NIMBY 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Ugly Stick 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Featured Route For Winter Warmer Area
Winter Warmer 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CO
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Just what I was looking for: a chance to spray about Dave Fields. Dave put up many of the routes on North Table Mountain back when it just looked like a choss pile. The crags don't look much better several years down the line, but a slew of fine climbing routes have arisen from the heap. Winter Warmer is certainly one of the best lines on the hill and a fine contribution on Dave's part.The climbing begins below the tallest sector of the hill, and takes a bold stab up the headwall 65 feet above. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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An old topo that shows the longest routes at Table...
Nice climbing. Steve Appling. Photoshopped.