Elevation: 6,035 ft
GPS: 38.878, -104.881 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 31,558 total · 126/month
Shared By: Andrew Gram on Nov 29, 1999
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: 2020 Seasonal Closures Details

Description

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.

Getting There

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.

White Chalk is not allowed!

The Park staff want to remind the climbing community that white chalk (calcium carbonate) is prohibited in the park due to visual impact. While any chalk use is discourage, chalk substitute that does not discolor the rock may be used. Eco balls are sold at the Visitor Center.

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….

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