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Routes in Twitch Rock

Dream Variation, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
G'Owen Rogue S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Prowler S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Stone Cold KiLLaz S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Twitch S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
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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.

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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
 21
The Dream Variation
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 59
Twitch
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 14
Prowler
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Dream Variation
 21
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Twitch
 59
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Prowler
 14
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
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Has anyone done the route that starts on Twitch then heads right around the 3rd bolt towards the Prowler anchor? Jun 30, 2014
Jay Samuelson
Denver CO
Jay Samuelson   Denver CO
Luke Childers bolted the link up from Twitch to Prowler, it's an open project. Have fun! Jul 7, 2014
Train4life
Boulder, CO
Train4life   Boulder, CO
Last question...what are the bolts to the Right of Prowler? It looks like a project! Jul 9, 2014
Jay Samuelson
Denver CO
Jay Samuelson   Denver CO
Not sure about that one, I thought it was a 5.12 that's been done before but probably not in a long long time. Then again the description on this page says it's a project, so who knows.... Jul 9, 2014
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crauschville
half-pad-mini-jug   crauschville
The route right of the Prowler goes at 12b/c, and I believe Piz has the FA. Jul 21, 2014
Ryan Gajewski
Longmont, Co.
Ryan Gajewski   Longmont, Co.
Found a Petzl helmet under Twitch Rock yesterday, 3/10. PM me if it's yours! Mar 11, 2018

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