Wigwam Dome Rock Climbing
|GPS:||39.261, -105.368 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Hill on Apr 22, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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DescriptionLocated two miles from the trailhead on the north side of the creek, Wigwam Dome will be the first one you come across as you hike up the trail. With many face and crack routes, some as long as 7 pitches, the Wigwam Dome is good destinaton with a relatively easy approach. It faces south and gets lots of sun. The rock is typical Pike's Peak Granite with lots of big crystals. Some good routes to check out include Warpath, Tee Pee Tower Crack, and of course Hill's Route. Although not all the routes top out, for the ones that do, the easiest descent is a down climb to the south west which leads to a tree with a sling on it for a short rap.
Getting ThereFrom three miles west of Deckers on CO Hwy 126 turn south onto FR 211 and drive up the hill for 1.5 miles and turn right (still FR 211). Continue on 1.1 miles until you reach a Y in the road where you go right onto FR 560. Following signs for Wellington Lake and Wigwam Creek Trailhead, at the next fork stay right again. Still on FR 560, continue 4 more miles to a left hand turn with a sign for Wigwam Creek Trailhead which is FR 545. Go to the end of this road and park for access to Rock Island, Bush League Buttress, Wigwam Dome, Wigwam Tower, and Keystone Buttress.
Addendum from Ivan Rezucha: Hike about 1 mile to the 4th creek crossing which is from south to north on a flattened log that parallels a large tree down across the creek. Continue gently uphill trending away from the creek for about 10 minutes. Immediately after a hairpin turn in the trail look for a subtle ridge or hump on the right running into the open woods. Wigwam is barely visible through the trees. Follow this hump, and shortly you should spot the climbers trail which is marked by sticks on either side and later when it enters the talus and begins climbing by cairns. If you miss this turn, you'll get a better view of Wigwam and the spectacular vertical face of The Sun within a few minutes. Just wander through the open woods towards the right of The Sun aiming for the left side of Wigwam, and you'll pick up the climbers trail.
Classic Climbing Routes at Wigwam Dome
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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