Wolcott Crags and Boulders Climbing
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Wolcott Crags are an excellent leg-stretching stopping point on any I-70 trip since access is very short, and the climbing is varied and interesting. The crags are located above I-70 near the town of Wolcott. These short cliffs are Dakota Sandstone and very good for topropes and easy trad climbing. There is also Entrada Sandstone formation here. There are several bolted sport routes although some of questionable safety due to potential rockfall. The First Tier is five minutes from the road, and the Second Tier offers some decent trad and bolted routes for a 20 minute hike. There are some good boulders and camping as well. The south-facing crags are often open for climbing all winter long.
For the Second Tier and the boulders, continue on US Highway 6 for a mile or so until you reach a fee camping area. The boulders are right at the parking lot. The Second Tier is above to the west. Find your way across another old railway bridge east of the campsites and follow the tracks west to a trail that heads up the hill to the base of the crag.
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Per Kaner: file:///C:/Users/color/Downloads/USGS_I-2656_1-prnt.pdf.
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