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Blocky Arete TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Chimney T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Toprope Slab TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Description

The Thumb and Needle are the 2 more popular crags on top of Prospect Mountain. The first rock you will see is the Needle. Less than 100 yards further uphill is The Thumb. The Thimble is a sliver of rock lying just East of The Thumb. There are fixed anchors on top, they are fairly inconspicuous and consist of 2 bolts with bare Fixe hangers.

There are slab TR lines on the east face, face routes and a chimney on the west face, and an arete on the south face.

Getting There

The Thumb and The Needle lie on the slopes of Prospect Mountain, and the easiest way to get there is to drive either from CO Highway 7, leaving town until you reach Peak View Drive (PVD). Take PVD until you see a gold sign on your right that says "Prospect Highlands". This is Curry. Take that sharp right turn. Continue up this short road that will eventually turn into gravel and park at the cropping just short of the gate. Please do not attempt to park in the way of the landowners. The trail starts just up the gully and goes for an enjoyable yet steep 5 minute approach. The first rock you will see is the Needle. Less than 100 yards further uphill is The Thumb. The Thimble is a sliver of rock lying just SE of The Thumb.

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