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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Jul 6, 2003
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Description

McCurdy Park Tower is hard to beat, it sits in one of the most spectacular Wilderness Areas in all of Colorado, it has 27 documented trad routes up to 5.10 in Hubbel's guide with plenty of potential for new routes and generally excellent pro on super knobby Pikes Peak granite. Fortunately, the shortest approach involes 6 miles hiking uphill so it stays wilderness. The highly featured granite allows for some amazing crystal pinching and chicken head climbing along with a huge selection of crack climbing. Classic 400' beginner routes on the South West face and a good 5.10 called Rainbow Zen on the West Face see the most traffic. Rappel from trees/bolts with two ropes or 3rd class off the back side. There are also tons of undocumented spires and smaller towers in the Park that inspire exploration.

Getting There

The Tower is accessed most easily from Twin Eagles trail head. If you are coming from Boulder take US 285 South for about an hour, go over Kenosha Pass into Jefferson and turn Left on Tarryall Road, Hwy 77 following signs for Tarryall Reservoir. Pass the reservoir and continue on for about 10 more twisty miles to Twin Eagles trail head on your left. From Colorado Springs follow US Hwy 24 West for close to an hour and turn right on Hwy 77 in Lake George. From the Trailhead follow trail 607 and signs to McCurdy Park for 6 miles. You will pass from National Forrest into the Wilderness area then up a pass via switchbacks before meeting up with the Hankins Pass Trail. Continue on 607 through a small valley and up a small hill before finally dropping into McCurdy. The Tower is the obvious 400 feet of granite on your right as you walk into the Park. You will pass an old log ruin on your left and follow a faint trail up the hill side on your right to the South West face. There are good bivy sites near the base, great meadow camping at the top of the valley and pleasant Aspen groves by the river.

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Classic Climbing Routes at McCurdy Park Tower

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Blockbuster
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Trad 3 pitches
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Blockbuster
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Space Between
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
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