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Winter Warmer Area

Colorado > Golden > N Table Mountain/Gold…
Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

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.

Getting There

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.

L->R:

A. NIMBY, 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.
FG. Stick to Choss, 10-, 1p, 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.
L. F.A.T.A.L., 10-, 1p, bolts & gear. Stem.
M. Electrocuticles, 12-, 1p, 50', bolts.
N1. Foul Play , 9, 1p, 70', gear
N2. 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.

Fence Area

U. Slot to Trot, 9, 1p, 70', gear & bolts.
V. Unknown?, 10, 1p, gear & bolts.
W1. Cool Water Sandwich, 10, 1p, 60', bolts.
W2. Rubber Biscuit, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 6
NIMBY
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Gruesome Groove (Pass the Basalt…
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 68
Winter Warmer
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
 1
Wagoner's Way
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 77
Stickin' It To The Man
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Fenced In
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
No Gumbies
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 109
Ugly Stick
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 1
Stick to Choss
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 9
Chossy Achievers
Trad, Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 6
Crash Test Blondes
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 32
Basalt and Battery
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 2
Insult and Flattery
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
At Fault for Chattery
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 13
Klimbink is Verbolten
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
F.A.T.A.L.
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Electrocuticles
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 2
Foul Play
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Ascending Order
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 2
POS Dihedral
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 13
Polar Sandals
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 8
Solar Panel
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Franklin's Tower (originally sub…
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 3
G-Spot (originally submitted as…
Trad, Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Slot to Trot
Trad, Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Unknown?
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Cool Water Sandwich
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 1
Rubber Biscuit
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
NIMBY
 6
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Gruesome Groove (Pass the B…
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Winter Warmer
 68
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Wagoner's Way
 1
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X Trad
Stickin' It To The Man
 77
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fenced In
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
No Gumbies
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ugly Stick
 109
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Stick to Choss
 1
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Chossy Achievers
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Crash Test Blondes
 6
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Basalt and Battery
 32
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Insult and Flattery
 2
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
At Fault for Chattery
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Klimbink is Verbolten
 13
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
F.A.T.A.L.
 24
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Electrocuticles
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Foul Play
 2
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Ascending Order
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
POS Dihedral
 2
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Polar Sandals
 13
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Solar Panel
 8
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Franklin's Tower (originall…
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
G-Spot (originally submitte…
 3
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad, Sport
Slot to Trot
 11
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Unknown?
 3
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Cool Water Sandwich
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Rubber Biscuit
 1
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport

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Steve Mestas launching the opening moves.
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Nice climbing.  Steve Appling.  Photoshopped.
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An old topo that shows the longest routes at Table.  Heads up, belayers!  Lots of loose holds above.
[Hide Photo] An old topo that shows the longest routes at Table. Heads up, belayers! Lots of loose holds above.