Elevation: 9,312 ft
GPS: 39.261, -105.368 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 43,514 total · 194/month
Shared By: Hill on Apr 22, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Located 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 There

From 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wigwam Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
[Redacted]
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Hill's Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 36
Teepee Tower Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Wunsch's Simulator
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 8
Lady Slipper
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 76
Ramblin' Rose
Trad 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Warpath
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 5
Pow Wow Canal
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
On The Edge
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 16
El Supremo
Trad, Sport 5 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Little Bo Peep Diploma
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
[Redacted]
 44
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Hill's Route
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Teepee Tower Crack
 36
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Wunsch's Simulator
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Lady Slipper
 8
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, Sport
Ramblin' Rose
 76
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Warpath
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Pow Wow Canal
 5
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad 4 pitches
On The Edge
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
El Supremo
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad, Sport 5 pitches
Little Bo Peep Diploma
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad 2 pitches
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