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Elevation: 6,035 ft 1,839 m
GPS: 38.87828, -104.88094
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Warning Access Issue: 2024 Seasonal Closures - these are the same as 2023 DetailsDrop down

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These are the short spires in between the Gateway Rocks. They nearly touch, but one is bright red and the other is white and the rock quality is totally different. The White Twin Spire has one of the most popular moderates in the park, and there is some bouldering on the Red Twn Spire, as well as some routes that stay in the shade.

Addendum: to help make this subarea work with the L->R sorting, we've split this into the Red and White Twins.

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From the main parking lot, walk on the paved trail in between the Gateway Rocks. The Twin Spires are obvious and have a paved trail circling their bases. You belay from the sidewalk.

All chalk and chalk substitutes are not allowed!

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The Park staff want to remind the climbing community that all chalk (calcium carbonate) and chalk substitutes are prohibited in the park due to visual impact starting in 2021.

When placing closure signange/notifications, our park rangers noted chalk stains on several routes in the closure area (Anaconda and Grapefruit Dance), as well as the Blowouts bouldering area (which were cleaned last year, meaning all the chalk here is new). We are again hoping that the community can come together and address this issue before it requires any action on our part. Access may come into play! We'd also like to thank the PPCA for their efforts to remove chalk stains in these areas last year and hope that local climbers might consider helping them remove chalk stains from the rock this season- check their website for more info on upcoming events- pikespeakclimbersalliance.o….

Rattlesnakes

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Per Cody Cook: watch for rattlers.

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