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Elevation: 6,900 ft 2,103 m
GPS: 39.73534, -105.35961
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Apr 24, 2002 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
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Description Suggest change

High Profile Wall is a funky crag with several, seldom climbed, Clear Creek testpieces. This crag appears to sit almost on top of the road and its clean, main wall faces West and North. Hungry Wolf and Stuffed Wolf are a pair of well bolted 5.13s that are less than half a rope length and share an anchor. Puppy Chow is ostensibly a top rope problem, although getting the TR set up would seem more challenging than it was worth. Scramble up to a rough ledge via an exposed 50 foot 5.1 face. This scramble can be protected with a few wires if that seems prudent. HPW is a good spot to work out some hard moves with minimal commitment and an endless stream of onlookers to cheer you on.

Getting There Suggest change

8.2 miles West of the intersection of US 6, CO 58, and CO 93 is a pullout on the South side of the road. This can be used for both the High Profile Wall and A Little Piece of South Dakota. It is necessary to wade across the stream for both crags. The best spot for wading varies with the season but is usually up-stream of HPW.

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A. Mouse Meat, 10-, 1p, 72', bolts.

B. Puppy Chow, 10, 1p, TR.

C1. Teen Wolf, 12, 1p, 50', bolts.

C2. Hungry Wolf, 13, 1p, 60', bolts.

DC. Stuffed Wolf, 13, 1p, bolts.

E. Crack, 6, 1p, 60', gear.

F. Dihedral, 8, 1p, 65', gear, 2 bolts, and formerly 1 piton.

6 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at High Profile Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 49
Teen Wolf
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 73
Hungry Wolf
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 53
Stuffed Wolf
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Teen Wolf
 49
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Hungry Wolf
 73
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Stuffed Wolf
 53
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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Routes Mostly Face: Northwest
Sunny Roughly 1pm to 4pm during high season
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Details: It gets sun from noon to sunset in summer. There is little/no sun in Dec./Jan. So it is usually sunny 1-4PM near the equinoxes. So, shady summer early mornings or sunny crisp fall/spring afternoons are nice. It is prone to a lot of wind here - layer up!

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