Elevation: 6,445 ft
GPS: 39.738, -105.318 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 14,062 total · 59/month
Shared By: Quinn Stevens on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Twitch Rock is a small formation just below Highwire Crag that contains two routes; Twitch (5.12d) and an unknown project. Here you'll find a nice vantage point of Highwire Crag and The River Wall. The rock is solid and gently overhanging with some excellent shade provided by a nearby tree.

Getting There

Park at the large pullout before tunnel two, right across from the New River Formation. Walk along the road, cross the bridge, and head down and right as if you're going to Highlander or Sonic Youth. At about 100 yards, you'll have a trail option to take a direct left, heading up a steep hillside. You should be able to see Twitch, on a gently overhanging rock behind a large tree. From your car, this only takes 5-10 minutes.

Routes

A. Stone Cold KiLLaz, 12, 1p, 65', bolts.

B. G'Owen Rogue, 9+, 1p, 50', bolts.
BC. The Dream Variation, 10-, 1p, 55', bolts.
D. Project, 12-?, 1p, bolts.
E1. Twitch, 12+, 1p, bolts.
E2F. Unknown, project, 1p, bolts.
F. Prowler, 14-, 1p, 35', bolts.
G. Unknown, 12, 1p, bolts.

Rattlesnake warning!

Per Michael Heckendorn: an aggressive rattlesnake has been seen in the area August 2020.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Twitch Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
The Dream Variation
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 75
Twitch
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 18
Prowler
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Dream Variation
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Twitch
 75
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Prowler
 18
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
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