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Elevation: 6,905 ft 2,105 m
GPS: 39.713, -106.6973
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Shared By: Lee Smith on Mar 19, 2006
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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.

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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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Per Kaner: file:///C:/Users/color/Downloads/USGS_I-2656_1-prnt.pdf.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wolcott Crags and Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 31
V0
Boulder
V1 5
 33
V1 AKA Black Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 25
In the Sun
Boulder
V5 6C
 29
Golden Years
Boulder
V8 7B
 6
Shadow Warrior
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Juniper Corner
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
5.8 Hand Jams
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 41
Chupacabra
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Dihedral
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 19
Binky of the Mountains
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 20
Guru Crack (aka Guru Crack of Ga…
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
El Gecko
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Fargo (submitted as Unknown or D…
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 7
Unknown (High-Steptopolis)
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Wolcott Great Roof aka Bob Scarp…
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
V0 Big Ass Boulder
 31
V0 4 Boulder
V1 AKA Black Crack Big Ass Boulder
 33
V1 5 Boulder
In the Sun Waterside Boulder
 25
V2 5+ Boulder
Golden Years Waterside Boulder
 29
V5 6C Boulder
Shadow Warrior Big Ass Boulder
 6
V8 7B Boulder
Juniper Corner Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 23
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
5.8 Hand Jams Milk Creek (aka Wolco…
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chupacabra Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 41
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Dihedral Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Binky of the Mountains Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 19
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Guru Crack (aka Guru Crack… Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 20
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
El Gecko Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Fargo (submitted as Unknown… Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 10
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Unknown (High-Steptopolis) Upper Tier (Bocco Area)
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Wolcott Great Roof aka Bob… Milk Creek (aka Wolco…
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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