Elevation: 11,258 ft
GPS: 39.292, -105.457 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Hill on Apr 17, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

The Lost Creek Wilderness area is a superb destination for climbing huge domes, buttresses and a few towers made of Pike's Peak granite. Essentially an extension of the South Platte area, Lost Creek Wilderness offers over 100 square miles of rugged wilderness and a lifetime supply of climbing opportunities. Goose Creek is the most popular area with backpackers as well as the namesake of this wilderness. It disapears and reappears no less than seven times on its course to the South Platte and is rumored to be the home of North America's biggest boulder cave. Although the area does receive heavy usage from front range weekend warriors, climbers will have no problems with crowds. With most approaches measured in miles and not minutes, Lost Creek is best suited for multi-day trips. The routes are typical of the South Platte, multi-pitch cracks and friction climbs mostly on big domes. I would recommend tape if you are climbing cracks out here. Two ropes is also a good idea. The camping is fantastic! Great fishing in Goose Creek and tons of wild raspberries in the fall. A few things to remember: 1. This is a wilderness area so leave power drills at home 2. The whole South Platte area is very dry so use extreme caution with camp fires 3. This is a popular area with pond scum that like to break into cars at trailheads so leave your CD collection and radar detector at home (if your fortunate enough to own those things) 4. Lots of fixed gear is very old and unreliable so use good judgement before trusting your life to rusty old button head bolts. This is an amazing part of Colorado so treat it with respect and be a wise wilderness user. ..............................................

Getting There

This is a huge area with many different trailheads. Generally Lost Creek Wilderness is south of Hwy 285 and west of Hwy 126. The most popular trailheads are reached by turning off Hwy 126 three miles west of Deckers onto FR 211. At this point a good map comes in handy in locating exact trailheads for the different areas of Lost Creek Wilderness. Specific directions will also be found on this site under the "Rock" section. ..............................................................

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wilderness

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
Blockbuster
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Trail of Tears
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Hill's Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 33
Teepee Tower Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Wunsch's Simulator
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 8
Lady Slipper
Trad, Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b R
 5
Halogen Angels
Trad 2 pitches
Sun
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 49
Better Lock Next Time
Trad 4 pitches
Sun
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 75
Ramblin' Rose
Trad 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Warpath
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 5
Pow Wow Canal
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
On The Edge
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 16
El Supremo
Trad, Sport 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Blockbuster McCurdy Park Tower
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Trail of Tears Wigwam Dome
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Hill's Route Wigwam Dome
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Teepee Tower Crack Wigwam Dome
 33
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Wunsch's Simulator Wigwam Dome
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Lady Slipper Wigwam Dome
 8
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, Sport
Halogen Angels Sun
 5
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b R Trad 2 pitches
Better Lock Next Time Sun
 49
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Ramblin' Rose Wigwam Dome
 75
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Warpath Wigwam Dome
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Pow Wow Canal Wigwam Dome
 5
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad 4 pitches
On The Edge Wigwam Dome
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
El Supremo Wigwam Dome
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad, Sport 5 pitches
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