Elevation: 6,905 ft
GPS: 39.713, -106.697 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Lee Smith on Mar 19, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Trestle and CMC areas are off limits. Details

Description

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 top ropes and easy trad climbing. 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.

Getting There

From I-70 east or west, take the Wolcott/CO Highway 131 exit and head west on US Highway 6. Approximately 1/2 mile past the Wolcott Yacht Club (great eats and drinks) a small pull-out provides parking for the First Tier. There is a house with large windows on top of this crag. Cross the Eagle River on an old railroad bridge and follow the trails to one of two crags.

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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V0 4
 25
V0
Boulder
V1 5
 26
V1 AKA Black Crack
Boulder
V4- 6B
 9
Penalty Game
Boulder
V5 6C
 21
Golden Years
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Juniper Corner
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
5.8 Hand Jams
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 36
Chupacabra
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Dihedral
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
5.9
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 14
Guru Crack
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Dog Leash Harness
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Unknown (Dog on a Wire)
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
Osso Bocco
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Unknown (High-Steptopolis)
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
Wolcott Great Roof aka Bob Scarp…
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
V0 Big Ass Boulder
 25
V0 4 Boulder
V1 AKA Black Crack Big Ass Boulder
 26
V1 5 Boulder
Penalty Game Cave Boulder
 9
V4- 6B Boulder
Golden Years Waterside Boulder
 21
V5 6C Boulder
Juniper Corner Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
5.8 Hand Jams Milk Creek (aka Wolco…
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chupacabra Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 36
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Dihedral Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
5.9 Milk Creek (aka Wolco…
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Guru Crack Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 14
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Dog Leash Harness Milk Creek (aka Wolco…
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Unknown (Dog on a Wire) Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 4
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Osso Bocco Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Unknown (High-Steptopolis) Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Wolcott Great Roof aka Bob… Milk Creek (aka Wolco…
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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